Could Topamax cause Fibromyalgia - from FDA reports


Summary

Fibromyalgia 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 Lyrica, and have Pain . We study 31,957 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA. Among them, 234 have Fibromyalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Fibromyalgia and more.

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Topamax

Topamax has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from Topamax 35,564 users)

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body) has been reported by people with fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, pain, depression (latest reports from 46,437 Fibromyalgia patients).

On Dec, 24, 2016

31,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax.
Among them, 234 people (0.73%) have Fibromyalgia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Topamax cause Fibromyalgia?

Time on Topamax when people have Fibromyalgia *:

  • < 1 month: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 42.86 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 21.43 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 21.43 %

Gender of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Topamax *:

  • female: 95.24 %
  • male: 4.76 %

Age of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Topamax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.89 %
  • 30-39: 15.61 %
  • 40-49: 42.2 %
  • 50-59: 24.86 %
  • 60+: 14.45 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (48 people, 20.51%)
  • Migraine (43 people, 18.38%)
  • Depression (36 people, 15.38%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (27 people, 11.54%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (15 people, 6.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lyrica (53 people, 22.65%)
  • Cymbalta (46 people, 19.66%)
  • Neurontin (42 people, 17.95%)
  • Nexium (37 people, 15.81%)
  • Celebrex (37 people, 15.81%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (73 people, 31.20%)
  • Pain (71 people, 30.34%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (59 people, 25.21%)
  • Nausea (52 people, 22.22%)
  • Swallowing Difficulty (49 people, 20.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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