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Review: could Topamax cause Fatigue?

Summary: Fatigue could be caused by Topamax, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Migraine.

We study 22,424 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,300 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 22,424 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 1,300 people (5.80%) have Fatigue. They amount to 0.08% of all the 1,536,195 people who have Fatigue on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fatigue in Topamax reports

Time on Topamax when people have Fatigue * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fatigue26.50%29.00%9.50%9.50%18.50%4.00%3.00%

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Topamax * :

FemaleMale
Fatigue80.85%19.15%

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Topamax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fatigue0.61%2.90%3.13%10.38%17.10%30.69%26.18%9.01%

Severity of Fatigue when taking Topamax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fatigue4.35%40.58%36.23%18.84%

How people recovered from Fatigue ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fatigue0.00%12.50%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Migraine (239 people, 18.38%)
  2. Depression (192 people, 14.77%)
  3. Epilepsy (155 people, 11.92%)
  4. Multiple sclerosis (152 people, 11.69%)
  5. Convulsion (144 people, 11.08%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (170 people, 13.08%)
  2. Synthroid (152 people, 11.69%)
  3. Cymbalta (144 people, 11.08%)
  4. Seroquel (142 people, 10.92%)
  5. Neurontin (131 people, 10.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • The symptoms 1 and 2 have been worse over the past 2 weeks. I have had the nasal dryness for about 4 months and use a nasal water spray to help relieve this as this is probably as side effect of the Topamax ??

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I know that methadone can cause nodding. I am way beyond that stage of MMT though. I can admit that at certain points I was a horrible patient! I used everything under the sun to supplement getting high. I've been on doses of 345mgs, 230mgs, Split doses, Liquid, & Tablets. I've been on the dose I'm at now which is a split dose & the lowest dose I have been on, for well over 1 year. I have had clean drug tests I don't use any illegal drugs, I don't drink.

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