Review: could Topamax cause Multiple Sclerosis?


Summary

Multiple sclerosis is found among people who take Topamax, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Rebif, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 32,533 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 185 have Multiple sclerosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Multiple sclerosis and more.

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Topamax

Topamax has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from Topamax 34,481 users)

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) has been reported by people with pain, urinary tract infection, weakness, memory loss, gait disturbance (latest reports from 409,736 Multiple sclerosis patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

32,533 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax.
Among them, 185 people (0.57%) have Multiple Sclerosis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Topamax cause Multiple sclerosis?

Time on Topamax when people have Multiple Sclerosis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 28.57 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Multiple Sclerosis when taking Topamax *:

  • female: 89.5 %
  • male: 10.5 %

Age of people who have Multiple Sclerosis when taking Topamax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.7 %
  • 20-29: 10.14 %
  • 30-39: 20.95 %
  • 40-49: 34.46 %
  • 50-59: 21.62 %
  • 60+: 10.14 %

Severity if Multiple Sclerosis when taking Topamax **:

  • least: 33.33 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Multiple Sclerosis **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (100 people, 54.05%)
  • Migraine (20 people, 10.81%)
  • Pain (19 people, 10.27%)
  • Depression (11 people, 5.95%)
  • Headache (10 people, 5.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Rebif (39 people, 21.08%)
  • Avonex (36 people, 19.46%)
  • Neurontin (33 people, 17.84%)
  • Baclofen (33 people, 17.84%)
  • Tysabri (27 people, 14.59%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Condition Aggravated (43 people, 23.24%)
  • Headache (29 people, 15.68%)
  • Fatigue (26 people, 14.05%)
  • Weight Decreased (22 people, 11.89%)
  • Pain (22 people, 11.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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