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Review: could Topiramate cause Hair loss?

We study 7,844 people who have side effects while taking Topiramate from FDA and social media. Among them, 118 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Topiramate

Topiramate (latest outcomes from 8,357 users) has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 229,047 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 7,844 people reported to have side effects when taking Topiramate. Among them, 118 people (1.50%) have Hair Loss.

Trend of Hair loss in Topiramate reports

Time on Topiramate when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss9.09%33.33%21.21%12.12%15.15%6.06%3.03%

Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Topiramate * :

FemaleMale
Hair loss89.58%10.42%

Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Topiramate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%7.63%20.61%5.34%23.66%21.37%18.32%3.05%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Topiramate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss7.69%30.77%38.46%23.08%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Migraine (30 people, 25.42%)
  2. Convulsion (19 people, 16.10%)
  3. Epilepsy (17 people, 14.41%)
  4. Depression (15 people, 12.71%)
  5. Systemic lupus erythematosus (11 people, 9.32%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cortril (10 people, 8.47%)
  2. Prednisone (10 people, 8.47%)
  3. Tegretol (10 people, 8.47%)
  4. Valproate sodium (9 people, 7.63%)
  5. Gabapentin (9 people, 7.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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