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Can Depakote cause hair loss?

Can Depakote cause hair loss?

Yes: More frequently, people may notice hair thinning, often in the shower. Usually it is cyclical- it often gets better even if you continue the medication. You can also add the vitamin, selenium. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Bauman
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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Depakote is causing hair loss. What would be an alternative medicine?

Depakote is causing hair loss. What would be an alternative medicine?

Not unique effect: Hair loss is one of the cardinal adverse effects of Depakote. Not sure why you are taking it, so until we get that information, unable to guide you to an alternative. ...Read more

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How much and for how long should I take Biotin, Selenium and zink for hair loss/damage due to previously taking Depakote?

How much and for how long should I take Biotin, Selenium and zink for hair loss/damage due to previously taking Depakote?

Nutrition: Depakote and other similar medications can deplete B vitamins and other nutrients. These can be measured in lab tests to determine if supplements are effective.
Hair loss can also occur to hormonal imbalance, heavy metal toxicity and thyroid conditions. ...Read more

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Taken off of Depakote for migraines, due to hair loss. Put on amitriptyline 25mg for 3 months now, could this be causing hair loss as well.

Taken off of Depakote for migraines, due to hair loss. Put on amitriptyline 25mg for 3 months now, could this be causing hair loss as well.

Unlikely: There may be another cause of hair loss. ask your dr to do general review: physical, labs (including thyroid) and be sure othier things are okay. ...Read more

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Which has less side effects specially hair loss divalproex 500mg or topiramate 25 mg?

Which has less side effects specially hair loss divalproex 500mg or topiramate 25 mg?

Topiramate: Topiramate has a lower side effect profile. Howerver, divalproex may be more effective depending on the condition being treated. ...Read more

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What is good for hair loss?

What is good for hair loss?

Many causes: Men can have an inherited form of hair loss that is caused by male hormones. When older women stop having periods, they too can develop this male hormone type or hair loss. Both men and woman can have hair loss from thyroid disease, anemia, drugs like chemotherapy drugs, and stress and illness. There are treatments for many kinds of hair loss that a dermatologist can provide. ...Read more

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What causes female hair loss?

What causes female hair loss?

Plenty of factors: There are several reasons for female hair loss = hormonal, genetic, medications, environmental. Some of these can be evaluated by blood tests or looking through the meds you are taking or checking your family's hair histoty. The one that you can do something about is the environmental = your stress level, amount of rest you're getting, your hair products. ...Read more

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I am suffering from hair loss?

I am suffering from hair loss?

Hair Loss: You may have male pattern hair loss. Treatment of this type of hair loss is with rogaine (minoxidil) for men and the oral medication propecia. ...Read more

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How to protect from hair loss?

Different options: Hair loss that is caused by medicines, stress, lack of protein or iron, or hair care may be prevented. Avoiding certain medicines, reducing stress, getting adequate protein and iron in your diet, and using hairstyles that do not damage your hair may reduce or prevent hair loss. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Divalproex (Definition)

Divalproex, is a seizure medicine, the generic name is valporic acid, it has been in the market as an antiseizure medicine for long time, it is a good medicine, helps to control almost all types of common seizures, partial, generalized, absence, myoclonic, atonic, . Etc. It can be used as a mood stabilizer in psychiatric patients. It has adverse effects on the liver, ...Read more


Depakote (Definition)

Depakote is the brand name for a medication known as valproic acid. It is most commonly used to treat seizures, though it can also be used as a mood stabilizer in certain psychiatric disorders. It is used to treat multiple seizure types and can be used alone or with other seizure medications if needed. Common side effects include nausea, dizziness, ...Read more


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