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Review: could Topiramate cause Folliculitis?

Summary: Folliculitis is found among people who take Topiramate, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Lamictal, and have Epilepsy.

We study 7,882 people who have side effects while taking Topiramate from FDA and social media. Among them, 6 have Folliculitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Folliculitis and more.

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Topiramate has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from 8,396 Topiramate users)


Folliculitis (infection of hair root) has been reported by people with acne, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, colon cancer. (latest reports from 2,000 Folliculitis patients)

On Mar, 27, 2015: 7,878 people reported to have side effects when taking Topiramate. Among them, 6 people (0.08%) have Folliculitis.

Trend of Folliculitis in Topiramate reports

Time on Topiramate when people have Folliculitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years

Gender of people who have Folliculitis when taking Topiramate * :


Age of people who have Folliculitis when taking Topiramate * :


Severity of Folliculitis when taking Topiramate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe

How people recovered from Folliculitis ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (4 people, 66.67%)
  2. Mood swings (1 people, 16.67%)
  3. Depression (1 people, 16.67%)
  4. Hypertension (1 people, 16.67%)
  5. Anxiety disorder (1 people, 16.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lamictal (4 people, 66.67%)
  2. Aleviatin (4 people, 66.67%)
  3. Primidone (4 people, 66.67%)
  4. Geodon (1 people, 16.67%)
  5. Alprazolam (1 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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