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Previously divalproex caused hair loss, but helped my migraines tremendously, how can I start taking it again and not loose my hair? Any Other options

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology
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In brief: Hair breakage

from Depakote can often be avoided by use of a selenium based shampoo.
Not every one reports that it solves the problem though.

In brief: Hair breakage

from Depakote can often be avoided by use of a selenium based shampoo.
Not every one reports that it solves the problem though.
Dr. Eric Weisman
Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine

In brief: Several thoughts

Divalproex reportedly has a 6% incidence of hair loss.
Topiramate doesn't report hair loss. Other possibilities include Beta Blockers and Tricyclic antidepressants. **Petadolex(butterbur) is a herbal preparation available in the pharmacy without a prescription that can also be effective in preventing migraine.

In brief: Several thoughts

Divalproex reportedly has a 6% incidence of hair loss.
Topiramate doesn't report hair loss. Other possibilities include Beta Blockers and Tricyclic antidepressants. **Petadolex(butterbur) is a herbal preparation available in the pharmacy without a prescription that can also be effective in preventing migraine.
Dr. David Lipkin
Dr. David Lipkin
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