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Review: could Topamax cause Kidney failure?

We study 22,500 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 178 have Kidney failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Kidney failure and more.

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Topamax

Topamax (latest outcomes from 24,513 users) has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine.

Kidney failure

Kidney failure (loss of kidney function) (latest reports from 426,580 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, coronary artery bypass, multiple myeloma, diabetes, pain.

On Aug, 18, 2014: 22,494 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 155 people (0.69%) have Kidney Failure. They amount to 0.04% of all the 440,372 people who have Kidney Failure on eHealthMe.

Trend of Kidney failure in Topamax reports

Time on Topamax when people have Kidney failure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Kidney failure50.00%10.00%0.00%10.00%10.00%20.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Kidney failure81.82%18.18%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Kidney failure0.00%2.33%5.43%5.43%10.85%24.03%25.58%26.36%

Severity of Kidney failure when taking Topamax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Kidney failure0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Kidney failure ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (22 people, 14.19%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (16 people, 10.32%)
  3. Pain (15 people, 9.68%)
  4. Hypertension (14 people, 9.03%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (13 people, 8.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (33 people, 21.29%)
  2. Lasix (25 people, 16.13%)
  3. Protonix (20 people, 12.90%)
  4. Aspirin (20 people, 12.90%)
  5. Clonazepam (19 people, 12.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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