Review: could Topamax cause Fluid Retention?


Summary

Fluid retention 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 Neurontin, and have Migraine . We study 22,655 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 62 have Fluid retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Fluid retention and more.

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Topamax

Topamax has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from Topamax 24,310 users)

Fluid Retention

Fluid retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, diarrhea, high blood pressure (latest reports from 17,766 Fluid retention patients).

On Jul, 28, 2016

22,655 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax.
Among them, 62 people (0.27%) have Fluid Retention


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Topamax cause Fluid retention?

Time on Topamax when people have Fluid Retention *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 42.86 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 28.57 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Fluid Retention when taking Topamax *:

  • female: 90.32 %
  • male: 9.68 %

Age of people who have Fluid Retention when taking Topamax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 12.73 %
  • 40-49: 54.55 %
  • 50-59: 23.64 %
  • 60+: 9.09 %

Severity if Fluid Retention when taking Topamax **:

  • least: 25 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 25 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Fluid Retention **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 50 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Migraine (8 people)
  • Pain (5 people)
  • Migraine Prophylaxis (5 people)
  • Depression (5 people)
  • Hypertension (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (11 people)
  • Lyrica (9 people)
  • Cymbalta (9 people)
  • Klonopin (8 people)
  • Valium (7 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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