Review: could Topamax cause Mood swings?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.8/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 21,413 people who take Topamax. Among them, 253 have Mood swings. See who they are, when they have Mood swings and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Topamax (latest outcomes from 24,399 users) has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine, migraine with aura. Commonly reported side effects of Topamax include headache, nausea, nausea aggravated, convulsion, convulsion prophylaxis.
Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood) (latest reports from 117,517 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, birth control, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, pain.
On Mar, 5, 2014: 21,413 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 253 people (1.18%) have Mood Swings.
Time on Topamax when people have Mood swings * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Mood swings||43.64%||23.64%||10.91%||5.45%||12.73%||3.64%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Mood swings when taking Topamax * :
|Mood swings||76.85%||23.15% |
Age of people who have Mood swings when taking Topamax * :
|Mood swings||0.00%||1.98%||6.75%||15.08%||30.16%||22.62%||18.65%||4.76% |
Severity of Mood swings when taking Topamax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Mood swings||0.00%||20.00%||80.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Mood swings ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Mood swings||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (57 people, 22.53%)
- Depression (49 people, 19.37%)
- Epilepsy (44 people, 17.39%)
- Migraine (38 people, 15.02%)
- Anxiety (35 people, 13.83%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (62 people, 24.51%)
- Klonopin (48 people, 18.97%)
- Synthroid (48 people, 18.97%)
- Lexapro (46 people, 18.18%)
- Clonazepam (43 people, 17.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (3 months ago):
I have been on Topiramate for 11 days, once a day for 7 days and twice a day for the next 4 days for migraines. For the first week my headaches weren't controlled well, and almost seemed worse. They have gotten better but I have noticed pretty radical mood swings and paranoia/anxiety. I'm only taking Topiramate daily, ibuprofen as needed for pain and swelling. I'm also pre-diabetic and overweight, and I have a 2.3cm cyst on my pineal gland discovered in August of this year that has been deemed asymptomatic after two MRIs, and is considered benign but has not been biopsied.
From this study (1 year ago):
I have just had my topamax increased and as it did when I first began, I have this overall feeling of sadness and malaise. Im wondering if its the combination of the medication or just the topamax. It does eventually dissipate, but the feeling sucks! Its as though im never going to be cheerful again. And when I become angry, I become enraged and even irrational! Not me at all.
ed on Oct, 12, 2012:
I am a 43 year old male. I had a shoulder in January and went to a pain management clinic in June and been taking Topamax since then. I understand how you feel especially when they upped my grams from 50 to 100 a day. My feelings got darker. I am currently trying to get off the medication. I hope all goes well with you.
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