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Can Fycompa cause hair loss?

Medically reviewed by Carmen Pope, BPharm. Last updated on Oct 11, 2022.

Official answer


Hair loss is not a reported side effect of Fycompa, and there were few anecdotal reports of hair loss associated with the drug on blog sites. There was one report of a 13-year-old girl who developed hair curling after a few weeks of Fycompa treatment for uncontrolled seizures associated with Pitt-Hopkins syndrome.

  • Calle-Lopez, Y., Kotagal, P., & Knight, E. P. (2019). Perampanel-induced hair curling in a patient with epilepsy associated with Pitt Hopkins syndrome. Epileptic disorders : international epilepsy journal with videotape, 21(5), 479–482.

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