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Epilepsy

The drug epipim chrono

11/09/2009

Question:

my granddaughter suffers with epilepsy and takes 200mg of epilim chrono as she is a teenager she is now loosing some of her hair in time will her hair grow back or will she lose it all or is there something we can use on the market she can use to prevent hair loss thank you

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