Review: could Topamax cause Fatigue?


Summary

Fatigue is found among people who take Topamax, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Cymbalta, and have Migraine . We study 22,767 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,503 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.

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Topamax

Topamax has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from Topamax 24,312 users)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, insomnia, high blood pressure (latest reports from 194,978 Fatigue patients).

On Jul, 22, 2016

22,767 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax.
Among them, 1,503 people (6.6%) have Fatigue


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Topamax cause Fatigue?

Time on Topamax when people have Fatigue *:

  • < 1 month: 23.96 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.65 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.76 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.6 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.2 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.15 %
  • 10+ years: 3.69 %

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Topamax *:

  • female: 81.35 %
  • male: 18.65 %

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Topamax *:

  • 0-1: 0.64 %
  • 2-9: 2.9 %
  • 10-19: 3.22 %
  • 20-29: 9.17 %
  • 30-39: 17.86 %
  • 40-49: 32.1 %
  • 50-59: 25.34 %
  • 60+: 8.77 %

Severity if Fatigue when taking Topamax **:

  • least: 3.85 %
  • moderate: 39.74 %
  • severe: 38.46 %
  • most severe: 17.95 %

How people recovered from Fatigue **:

  • while on drug: 3.12 %
  • after off the drug: 12.5 %
  • not yet: 84.38 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Migraine (179 people)
  • Depression (164 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (135 people)
  • Pain (107 people)
  • Epilepsy (75 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Cymbalta (139 people)
  • Neurontin (127 people)
  • Synthroid (111 people)
  • Seroquel (111 people)
  • Ambien (111 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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