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Review: could Topiramate cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Topiramate, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Prednisone, and have Migraine.

We study 7,878 people who have side effects while taking Topiramate from FDA and social media. Among them, 119 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Topiramate

Topiramate has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from 8,389 Topiramate users)

Hair loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,705 Hair loss patients)

On Feb, 11, 2015: 7,871 people reported to have side effects when taking Topiramate. Among them, 119 people (1.51%) 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 loss8.82%32.35%23.53%11.76%14.71%5.88%2.94%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss89.66%10.34%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%7.58%20.45%5.30%23.48%21.21%18.94%3.03%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Topiramate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss7.14%28.57%42.86%21.43%

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, 25.21%)
  2. Convulsion (19 people, 15.97%)
  3. Epilepsy (17 people, 14.29%)
  4. Depression (16 people, 13.45%)
  5. Systemic lupus erythematosus (11 people, 9.24%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (10 people, 8.40%)
  2. Tegretol (10 people, 8.40%)
  3. Cortril (10 people, 8.40%)
  4. Gabapentin (10 people, 8.40%)
  5. Valproate sodium (9 people, 7.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I had some hair thinning over the past 10+ years and was told it was due to HBP and medications. Since taking phentermine and topiramate for weight loss along with the other meds hair loss has tripled at a radical rate. I stopped taking topiramate about a month ago and still the hair keeps falling out. When will it stop and will my hair grow back. The doctor recommended 5% minoxidil along with the vitamins I'm taking. I've been taking 10,000 mcg. Biotin, Hair Skin & Nails, E and Fish oil (used to help reduce the cholesterol).

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