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Review: could Topamax cause Confusion?

We study 22,483 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 266 have Confusion. Find out below who they are, when they have Confusion and more.

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Topamax

Topamax (latest outcomes from 24,488 users) has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine.

Confusion

Confusion (latest reports from 193,196 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.

On Jul, 18, 2014: 22,476 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 266 people (1.18%) have Confusion. They amount to 0.14% of all the 193,185 people who have Confusion on eHealthMe.

Trend of Confusion in Topamax reports

Time on Topamax when people have Confusion * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Confusion31.82%29.55%2.27%15.91%13.64%4.55%2.27%

Gender of people who have Confusion when taking Topamax * :

FemaleMale
Confusion69.16%30.84%

Age of people who have Confusion when taking Topamax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Confusion0.00%0.40%4.40%14.00%17.20%28.80%23.60%11.60%

Severity of Confusion when taking Topamax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Confusion15.00%50.00%30.00%5.00%

How people recovered from Confusion ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Confusion12.50%0.00%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Migraine (36 people, 13.53%)
  2. Migraine prophylaxis (29 people, 10.90%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (21 people, 7.89%)
  4. Pain (21 people, 7.89%)
  5. Depression (15 people, 5.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Depakote (31 people, 11.65%)
  2. Klonopin (27 people, 10.15%)
  3. Keppra (21 people, 7.89%)
  4. Neurontin (20 people, 7.52%)
  5. Tegretol (19 people, 7.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Hard time functioning daily. very confused and have a hard time following directions. Very wobbly and off balance. Groggy.

    Reply

    aaron32 on Apr, 24, 2014:

    Normally this happens when we have improper diet, have stressful schedule, drink too much beverages, less sleep or may be lack of sound sleep.
    It is necessary at this point to pay attention
    1. to have NUTRITIOUS diet.
    2. to drink sufficient water.
    3. to go to the bed on time so can have 6-8 hrs rest
    4. Most important Meditiate. "Mindfullness in plane English" a book can help properly in this case.
    5. Please choose slow but permanent solution rather than seeking tablets mostly sleeping pills as quick solution.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • During 5 month period of taking Topomax, I lost all muscle tone, had severe arthritis like symptoms. Went to physical therapy for 6 weeks due to pain and immobility. i now Wear a Tens unit as needed for really bad days, and now have to see a Chiropractor on a regular basis due to lower back and neck pain and stiffness. Prior to taking this drug, I was able to do the P90x workout routine daily. Now, walking, sitting, standing and laying hurts. I want my life back. I have started working out again slowly, but still no muscle tone. My days are cut very short due to zero energy.

    Reply

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