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Can I Take Topomax 25mg For Hair Fall?

I have been on Topomax for about 1 year. In July my hair started falling out. In August my Neurologist reduced my dosage from 50mg to 25mg. After two months my hair was still falling out, somewhat less. I stopped taking Topomax six days ago. I have had a headache for the past four days. Is this a normal adjustment? Can I resume taking 25 mgTopomax today? I'm not able to contact my Neurologist. Thank you
Wed, 11 Sep 2019
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Hi,

You may continue topomax. The hair fall is telogen effluvium. There may be so many other causes like vitamin deficiencies,mineral deficiencies, anaemia,stress,anxiety, thyroid dysfunction or any other internal disease. Consult the Dermatologist for the perfect diagnosis. You may take biotin containing tablets,iron preparation, multivitamin cap,vitamin E ...etc for long time. And avoid stress and anxiety.Take care of scalp hygiene. Do meditation,yoga and exercise. Take healthy and nutritious food.

Hope this helps.

Dr.Ilyas Patel, Dermatologist
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Can I Take Topomax 25mg For Hair Fall?

Hi, You may continue topomax. The hair fall is telogen effluvium. There may be so many other causes like vitamin deficiencies,mineral deficiencies, anaemia,stress,anxiety, thyroid dysfunction or any other internal disease. Consult the Dermatologist for the perfect diagnosis. You may take biotin containing tablets,iron preparation, multivitamin cap,vitamin E ...etc for long time. And avoid stress and anxiety.Take care of scalp hygiene. Do meditation,yoga and exercise. Take healthy and nutritious food. Hope this helps. Dr.Ilyas Patel, Dermatologist