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Hair loss female on keppra since may 2008

09/29/2008

Question:

my hair ,eyelashes and eyebrowes are falling out and i have tsc from birth and also on tregetol,epilim and keppra max dosage of all I am 30 yrs old and the hair loose has been going on for 1 and half months.

Answer:

Hair loss is a very common side effect from Epilim (valproate). You should be sure to discuss these issues with your treating physician.

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Response by:

David M Ficker, MD David M Ficker, MD
Associate Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati