Topamax and Multiple sclerosis - from FDA reports


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 1 - 6 months, also take medication Rebif, and have Migraine . We study 31,957 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA. Among them, 191 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 35,600 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 multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, gait disturbance (latest reports from 423,544 Multiple sclerosis patients).

On Feb, 01, 2017

31,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax.
Among them, 191 people (0.6%) have Multiple Sclerosis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Topamax cause Multiple sclerosis?

Time on Topamax when people have Multiple Sclerosis *:

  • < 1 month: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 89.25 %
  • male: 10.75 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.65 %
  • 20-29: 9.93 %
  • 30-39: 22.52 %
  • 40-49: 33.77 %
  • 50-59: 19.87 %
  • 60+: 11.26 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Migraine (25 people, 13.09%)
  • Pain (18 people, 9.42%)
  • Headache (10 people, 5.24%)
  • Depression (10 people, 5.24%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (9 people, 4.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Rebif (39 people, 20.42%)
  • Avonex (37 people, 19.37%)
  • Neurontin (34 people, 17.80%)
  • Baclofen (32 people, 16.75%)
  • Tysabri (29 people, 15.18%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Headache (29 people, 15.18%)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (27 people, 14.14%)
  • Fatigue (27 people, 14.14%)
  • Weight Decreased (23 people, 12.04%)
  • Pain (23 people, 12.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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