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 7,886 people who have side effects while taking Topiramate from FDA and social media. Among them, 120 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Topiramate has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from 8,403 Topiramate users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,762 Hair loss patients)
On May, 12, 2015: 7,886 people reported to have side effects when taking Topiramate. Among them, 120 people (1.52%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Topiramate when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||11.43%||31.43%||22.86%||11.43%||14.29%||5.71%||2.86% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Topiramate * :
|Hair loss||89.73%||10.27% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Topiramate * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||7.52%||20.30%||5.26%||23.31%||21.80%||18.80%||3.01% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Topiramate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||6.67%||26.67%||46.67%||20.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Migraine (30 people, 25.00%)
- Convulsion (19 people, 15.83%)
- Epilepsy (17 people, 14.17%)
- Depression (16 people, 13.33%)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (11 people, 9.17%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone (10 people, 8.33%)
- Tegretol (10 people, 8.33%)
- Cortril (10 people, 8.33%)
- Gabapentin (10 people, 8.33%)
- Valproate sodium (9 people, 7.50%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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