Is hair loss a side effect of Depakote?
- 7 Apr 2004 by mollyp
- depakote, side effect
I was being treated with Depakote and experienced hair loss. I have been off Depkote for a lest 6 weeks and I'm still experiencing about the same amount of hair loss. When will it stop? Is the hair loss permanent? How can I prevent it from happening more?
7 Apr 2004
Hair loss is known with this drug. It's usually reversible & should grow back now that you have stopped it. Some people have found that zinc supplements seem to have some benefit in preventing drug-induced hair loss as zinc plays a role in hair production. :)
7 Jul 2012
If you have stopped taking Depakote, it may take 3 months to see a difference in your hair. My doctor put me on 1000 mg of Biotin for hair loss. It also will take months to see results.
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