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Keppra (Levetiracetam) induced hair loss


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Hey guys,

I've been on Keppra for a little more than 3 months now, 1250mg a day at the moment with a 1500mg goal but I started to notice that my hair are falling out when I pass my hand through or when I take a shower...

I feel like the Keppra is slowly improving my symptoms however, especially brain fog.

I'm 23 so it may seem superficial but I'm a bit alarmed by this lol

Apparently zinc supplementation can help with the hair loss induced by Keppra and I'm lucky enough to have some on hand so I'll see if it has a positive effect or not.

I will update this post in case somebody has the same issue and I'm curious to know if any of you guys has had the same side-effect from Keppra.

 

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Wish I had seen this in june-- Yes i had the hair loss. It really helped my mind. I felt cured. Ruined my body though :( I do not think i was healthy enough physically at the time to handle keppra. 

 

I recommend you get on rogaine asap. Idk why it screws with hair so much but it took me quite a while to return and didn't fully. Rogaine has brought a lot back though. I don't even use it on my head-- Im just trying to grow a beard! seems to help with the head even if applied to the face though hehe.

 

Some people also report lessening of hair loss with b vitamin supplementation. Remember to watch your b6 as keppra is known to effect that 

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