Topiramate can cause hair loss in 1-2 % of users. Typically, if topiramate is to be implicated, the hair loss should start 2-4 months after starting the drug. I always advise individuals seek the advice of a dermatologist if they suspect a drug could be involved in their hair loss. Other causes could be present in addition to or instead of a drug induced cause.
Reference: Litt's Drug Eruption Reference Manual 14th edition, 2008
- Topiramate Information for Consumers
- Topiramate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Topiramate (detailed)
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