Review: could Topamax cause Lupus-like Syndrome?


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 - 2 years, also take medication Celexa, and have Contraception . We study 24,782 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 22 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 25,582 users)

Lupus-like Syndrome

Lupus-like syndrome (a disease symptom matches with lupus an immune disease) has been reported by people with bone pain, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, cholestasis, diarrhea, joint pain (latest reports from 3,472 Lupus-like syndrome patients).

On Aug, 17, 2016

24,782 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax.
Among them, 22 people (0.09%) 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: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 66.67 %
  • 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: 5.56 %
  • 20-29: 38.89 %
  • 30-39: 22.22 %
  • 40-49: 16.67 %
  • 50-59: 16.67 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Severity if Lupus-like Syndrome when taking Topamax **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Lupus-like Syndrome **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Contraception (7 people)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (5 people)
  • Rash Erythematous (4 people)
  • Migraine Prophylaxis (3 people)
  • Convulsion (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Micronor (7 people)
  • Celexa (7 people)
  • Bentyl (6 people)
  • Remicade (4 people)
  • Cortisone Cream (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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