Topamax and Kidney failure - from FDA reports


Summary

Kidney failure is found among people who take Topamax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression . We study 31,957 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA. Among them, 203 have Kidney failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Kidney failure and more.

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Topamax

Topamax has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from Topamax 35,613 users)

Kidney Failure

Kidney failure (loss of kidney function) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, coronary artery bypass, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 82,171 Kidney failure patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

31,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax.
Among them, 203 people (0.64%) have Kidney Failure


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Topamax cause Kidney failure?

Time on Topamax when people have Kidney Failure *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.67 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Kidney Failure when taking Topamax *:

  • female: 81.91 %
  • male: 18.09 %

Age of people who have Kidney Failure when taking Topamax *:

  • 0-1: 1.34 %
  • 2-9: 2.01 %
  • 10-19: 4.7 %
  • 20-29: 5.37 %
  • 30-39: 12.08 %
  • 40-49: 22.82 %
  • 50-59: 20.13 %
  • 60+: 31.54 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (24 people, 11.82%)
  • Pain (21 people, 10.34%)
  • Migraine (21 people, 10.34%)
  • High Blood Pressure (17 people, 8.37%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (15 people, 7.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (33 people, 16.26%)
  • Lasix (27 people, 13.30%)
  • Protonix (24 people, 11.82%)
  • Synthroid (22 people, 10.84%)
  • Prozac (18 people, 8.87%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (26 people, 12.81%)
  • High Blood Pressure (26 people, 12.81%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (23 people, 11.33%)
  • Diabetes (22 people, 10.84%)
  • Convulsion (21 people, 10.34%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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