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Review: Topamax and Norco





Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Topamax and Norco together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Topamax and Norco. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,609 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Topamax has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from Topamax 24,579 users)

Norco has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Norco 6,847 users)

On Dec, 14, 2014: 1,609 people who take Topamax, Norco are studied

Topamax, Norco outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Topamax (topiramate)
- Norco (acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Topamax is effective27.27%
(3 of 11 people)
23.08%
(6 of 26 people)
50.00%
(9 of 18 people)
53.85%
(7 of 13 people)
44.44%
(12 of 27 people)
58.82%
(10 of 17 people)
41.67%
(5 of 12 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
Norco is effective30.43%
(7 of 23 people)
35.71%
(5 of 14 people)
50.00%
(5 of 10 people)
39.13%
(9 of 23 people)
55.56%
(15 of 27 people)
13.33%
(2 of 15 people)
35.71%
(5 of 14 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
PainDepressionAnaemiaDepressionPainDepressionPulmonary EmbolismPain
DepressionGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseEmotional DistressPulmonary EmbolismCholecystitis ChronicLoss Of ConsciousnessDizziness PosturalNausea
Confusional StatePainAsthmaAnxietyGallbladder DisorderMaternal Exposure During PregnancyDeep Vein ThrombosisHeadache
Feeling AbnormalHeadacheAnkyloglossia CongenitalConfusional StateEmotional DistressUterine SpasmIrritable Bowel SyndromeAnxiety
Drug IneffectiveAnxietyMultiple AllergiesDyspnoeaAnxietyParaesthesiaEczema ExacerbatedDepression
Memory ImpairmentPneumonia AspirationCleft UvulaSuicidal IdeationCholelithiasisVaginal HaemorrhageThinking SlowedFatigue
AgitationDevelopmental DelaySpeech DisorderMemory ImpairmentHeadacheAnxietyDiarrhoeaBack Pain
DyspnoeaCleft PalateCleft PalateInsomniaVomitingBipolar DisorderFatigueVomiting
AnxietyTremorConstipationProcedural PainInjuryWeight GainBalance DisorderWeight Increased
HeadacheNauseaDevelopmental DelayFolliculitisMemory ImpairmentConfusionBone And Joint PainDyspnoea

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Topamax is effective44.55%
(49 of 110 people)
26.67%
(4 of 15 people)
Norco is effective40.35%
(46 of 114 people)
20.00%
(3 of 15 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainPain
NauseaHeadache
AnxietyDepression
HeadacheAnxiety
DepressionNausea
FatigueInsomnia
VomitingParaesthesia
MigraineConfusional State
Weight IncreasedDrug Ineffective
Back PainSuicidal Ideation

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Topamax is effectiven/an/a33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
33.33%
(6 of 18 people)
18.39%
(16 of 87 people)
19.78%
(18 of 91 people)
22.22%
(12 of 54 people)
0.00%
(0 of 6 people)
Norco is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
47.06%
(8 of 17 people)
22.35%
(19 of 85 people)
13.25%
(11 of 83 people)
19.64%
(11 of 56 people)
0.00%
(0 of 5 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Foetal Exposure During Pregnancyn/aNephrogenic Systemic FibrosisPainPainNauseaPainMyocardial Infarction
DeathCardiac ArrestDeep Vein ThrombosisHeadacheHeadacheNauseaPain
Diabetic ComplicationPainPulmonary EmbolismDepressionPainFatiguePneumonia
PancreatitisCholecystitis ChronicCholecystitis ChronicVomitingFatigueWeight IncreasedAsthenia
Pancreatitis ChronicMyocardial FibrosisDepressionSuicidal IdeationDepressionDyspnoeaFall
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusMetaplasiaInjuryNauseaBack PainWeight DecreasedDyspnoea
Neuroleptic Malignant SyndromePain In ExtremityAnxietyMigraineFallFallAnxiety
Pulmonary EmbolismMobility DecreasedDyspnoeaParaesthesiaInsomniaHeadacheNausea
Suicide AttemptSkin IndurationCholelithiasisWeight IncreasedAnxietyDizzinessTooth Disorder
Systemic Lupus ErythematosusPulmonary EmbolismNauseaAnxietyVomitingChest PainCardiomyopathy

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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    I had a small bowel obstruction caused by adhesions from an appendectomy carried out 20yrs previously and had grumbling pain ever since but been labelled a malingerer by my family GP until one day at work when I started with terrible tummy ache and sickness like I'd never known, fetching up bile with force. I hated going to hospital after yrs of being called a moaner but after a day of rolling round in pain, temperature of 103 an dehydration, my Mammy insisted we go and I was seen straight away - to my shock I was in theatre within 3hrs with a serious obstruction.
    I never really recovered... The obstruction returned after 2 days and a portion of necrotic bowel was removed, then further fever and cellulitis then MRSA and deaths door.... Isolation in high dependency (intensive care) wound break down, ventilated and all related issues that come with that - chest infection, pneumonia, bed sores. Total time in hospital 8 months. Negative pressure dressing on laparotomy wound, colostomy, picc, 4 rounds of vancomycin, minor flirt with heart failure (just water related) an eventually everything healed. Had a large incisional hernia to repair and some corrective work to the horrific scarring but then the neuropathy started plus problems eating, spewing up after any solid food, more than a few forks, diarrhoea and sickness or constipation nausea and pain driving me mad, tried all manner of drugs, nerve blocks, physio, floating tank, acupuncture, opiates, non opiates, spinal cord stimulation, an now a consultant just had a 'eureka' moment and said were you treated with vancomycin when you had MRSA? If so I'm pretty sure you have chronic intestinal pseudo obstruction and is 90% sure but wants to take a muscle biopsy to be certain. I've had so much surgery and bad news in the last 10yrs I'm terrified of germs, hospital acquired bugs and anaesthetics, is there any other way? Or can I have this test done awake - conscious sedation? I had it before during spinal cord surgery so I know what's involved and it's better than GA as I know what's going on, who is doing what to me etc...
    Does anyone with a medical background know about this ailment/disease? Does it sound feasible that MRSA or it's treatment could have caused this? I was surgically debrided up to every other day when the vac pac/negative pressure machine and dressings were changed and the doctors told me I lost a great deal of tissue and had a lot of nerve damage due to the infection.
    Any patient perspectives on this illness would also be very much valued in helping me make a decision, moving forward. If all this is going to accomplish is to attach a label to the pain but not actually change anything, after fighting it for 10yrs now, avoiding hospital as much as I can, I really can't see the point of exploratory surgerys and biopsys now when it is known that I have this propensity towards adhesions and a new wound means a potentially new adhesion growth site.
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    Beat Wishes.
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    Is it ok to take garcinia cambogia while taking norco?
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    I have taken topamax for 10 years and have been gaining weight steadily every year. My doctor says the medication is not the reason because Topamax causes people to loose weight. I have also voiced my concerns to him that since I started taking this medication I have no desire for sex. He says this medication would not affect this. Please help so I can get him to change my medication.
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