Review: taking Valproate sodium and Topiramate together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Valproate sodium and Topiramate together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Valproate sodium and Topiramate. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 839 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Valproate Sodium

Valproate sodium has active ingredients of valproate sodium. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Valproate sodium 12,468 users)

Topiramate

Topiramate has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Topiramate 10,614 users)

On Aug, 23, 2016

839 people who take Valproate Sodium, Topiramate are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Valproate sodium and Topiramate drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Valproate Sodium:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 10+ years: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Topiramate:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Valproate Sodium:
  • female: 42.0% - (3 of 7 people)
  • male: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
Topiramate:
  • female: 42.0% - (3 of 7 people)
  • male: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Valproate Sodium:
  • 0-1: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 2-9: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Topiramate:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 2-9: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 100.0% - (3 of 3 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • drug ineffective
  • gamma-glutamyltransferase increased
  • platelet count decreased
  • systemic lupus erythematosus
  • white blood cell count decreased
  • dizziness
  • bradycardia
  • convulsion
  • nausea
  • orthostatic hypotension
1 - 6 months:
  • convulsion
  • loss of consciousness
  • status epilepticus
  • cytomegalovirus infection
  • gamma-glutamyltransferase increased
  • hiv infection
  • drug ineffective
  • drug-induced liver injury
  • hypertonia
  • intentional self-injury
6 - 12 months:
  • drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms
  • myocarditis
  • pyrexia
  • rash
  • thyroiditis
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • cardiac failure
  • cardiomegaly
  • erythema
  • hepatic function abnormal
1 - 2 years:
  • hypothyroidism
  • drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms
  • myocarditis
  • pyrexia
  • rash
  • thyroiditis
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • cardiac failure
  • cardiomegaly
  • drug ineffective
2 - 5 years:
  • memory impairment
  • psychotic disorder
  • headache
  • loss of consciousness
  • abortion induced
  • acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • anxiety
  • cardio-respiratory arrest
  • deafness
  • depression
5 - 10 years:
  • c-reactive protein increased
  • influenza a virus test positive
  • platelet count decreased
  • pyrexia
  • white blood cell count decreased
  • confusion
  • drug effect decreased
  • electroencephalogram abnormal
  • foetal valproate syndrome
  • memory impairment
10+ years:
  • anaemia
  • cerebral haemorrhage
  • cholestasis
  • depression
  • dermatitis medicamentosa
  • disseminated intravascular coagulation
  • eosinophilia
  • epilepsy
  • exanthem
  • hepatic failure
not specified:
  • convulsion
  • drug ineffective
  • status epilepticus
  • somnolence
  • grand mal convulsion
  • epilepsy
  • weight decreased
  • pyrexia
  • aggression
  • decreased appetite

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • drug ineffective
  • status epilepticus
  • convulsion
  • grand mal convulsion
  • epilepsy
  • pyrexia
  • depression
  • weight decreased
  • irritability
  • nausea
male:
  • convulsion
  • somnolence
  • drug ineffective
  • aggression
  • loss of consciousness
  • sepsis
  • pyrexia
  • weight decreased
  • platelet count decreased
  • blood glucose increased

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • convulsion
  • depressed level of consciousness
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • irritability
  • plasmodium falciparum infection
  • cleft palate
  • foetal anticonvulsant syndrome
  • pyrexia
  • atrial septal defect
  • disease recurrence
2-9:
  • status epilepticus
  • pyrexia
  • drug ineffective
  • rash
  • anorexia
  • erythema
  • hyperammonaemia
  • convulsion
  • vomiting
  • asthenia
10-19:
  • drug ineffective
  • convulsion
  • loss of consciousness
  • epilepsy
  • cataract
  • grand mal convulsion
  • orthostatic hypotension
  • thyroiditis subacute
  • psychotic disorder
  • speech disorder
20-29:
  • aggression
  • abnormal behaviour
  • disturbance in attention
  • convulsion
  • impulse-control disorder
  • epilepsy
  • weight increased
  • grand mal convulsion
  • status epilepticus
  • sudden unexplained death in epilepsy
30-39:
  • psychotic disorder
  • drug ineffective
  • convulsion
  • hallucination, auditory
  • malaise
  • mental disorder
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • decreased appetite
  • weight decreased
  • somnolence
40-49:
  • somnolence
  • drug ineffective
  • blood glucose increased
  • cardiac failure
  • gaze palsy
  • haemoglobin decreased
  • thrombocytopenia
  • aggression
  • weight decreased
  • convulsion
50-59:
  • delusion
  • grand mal convulsion
  • hallucination, auditory
  • convulsion
  • depression
  • hemiparesis
  • substance-induced psychotic disorder
  • alopecia
  • anticonvulsant drug level increased
  • cognitive disorder
60+:
  • electroencephalogram abnormal
  • agitation
  • convulsion
  • aggression
  • blood creatinine increased
  • cardiac arrest
  • ileus
  • myocardial infarction
  • somnolence
  • disorientation

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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