Topamax and Lupus-like syndrome - from FDA reports


Summary

Lupus-like syndrome is found among people who take Topamax, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Celexa, and have Birth control . We study 31,957 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA. Among them, 24 have Lupus-like syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Lupus-like syndrome 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)

Lupus-like Syndrome

Lupus-like syndrome (a disease symptom matches with lupus an immune disease) has been reported by people with crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthropathy (latest reports from 4,726 Lupus-like syndrome patients).

On Feb, 04, 2017

31,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax.
Among them, 24 people (0.08%) have Lupus-like Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Topamax cause Lupus-like syndrome?

Time on Topamax when people have Lupus-like Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 50 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Lupus-like Syndrome when taking Topamax *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Lupus-like Syndrome when taking Topamax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 5 %
  • 20-29: 40 %
  • 30-39: 25 %
  • 40-49: 10 %
  • 50-59: 20 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Birth Control (7 people, 29.17%)
  • Migraine (6 people, 25.00%)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (6 people, 25.00%)
  • Rash Erythematous (4 people, 16.67%)
  • Convulsion (3 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Micronor (7 people, 29.17%)
  • Celexa (7 people, 29.17%)
  • Bentyl (6 people, 25.00%)
  • Humira (5 people, 20.83%)
  • Remicade (4 people, 16.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (8 people, 33.33%)
  • Muscle Aches (5 people, 20.83%)
  • Joint Pain (5 people, 20.83%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (3 people, 12.50%)
  • Rashes (3 people, 12.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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