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Review: could Topamax cause Low blood pressure?

Summary: Low blood pressure could be caused by Topamax, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Migraine.

We study 22,432 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 348 have Low blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have Low blood pressure and more.

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Topamax

Topamax (latest outcomes from 24,430 users) has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine.

Low blood pressure

Low blood pressure (abnormally low blood pressure) (latest reports from 690,965 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 22,305 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 348 people (1.56%) have Low Blood Pressure. They amount to 0.05% of all the 692,548 people who have Low Blood Pressure on eHealthMe.

Trend of Low blood pressure in Topamax reports

Time on Topamax when people have Low blood pressure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Low blood pressure42.31%30.77%0.00%11.54%15.38%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Low blood pressure when taking Topamax * :

FemaleMale
Low blood pressure81.20%18.80%

Age of people who have Low blood pressure when taking Topamax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Low blood pressure0.62%2.18%3.74%9.35%16.51%21.18%26.79%19.63%

Severity of Low blood pressure when taking Topamax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Low blood pressure0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Low blood pressure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Low blood pressure0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Migraine (47 people, 13.51%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (42 people, 12.07%)
  3. Depression (41 people, 11.78%)
  4. Convulsion (35 people, 10.06%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (34 people, 9.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (69 people, 19.83%)
  2. Klonopin (62 people, 17.82%)
  3. Neurontin (43 people, 12.36%)
  4. Protonix (40 people, 11.49%)
  5. Nexium (39 people, 11.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Candle on May, 15, 2012:

    I am 57 and have had high blood pressure due to increase of 15 pounds from 286 to 305. I have been on benicar hctz and metoprolol and barely lowered it. Was placed on Topamax and it lowered the blood pressured within in 5 days from 146 over 99 to 122/81.

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