Review: could Topamax cause Multiple sclerosis?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 1, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
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, 160 have Multiple sclerosis. See who they are, when they have Multiple sclerosis 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, epilepsy. Commonly reported side effects of Topamax include headache, nausea, nausea aggravated, convulsion, convulsion prophylaxis.
Multiple sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) (latest reports from 265,187 patients) has been reported by people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis.
On Mar, 1, 2014: 21,413 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 160 people (0.75%) have Multiple Sclerosis.
Time on Topamax when people have Multiple sclerosis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Multiple sclerosis||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||25.00%||25.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Multiple sclerosis when taking Topamax * :
|Multiple sclerosis||91.28%||8.72% |
Age of people who have Multiple sclerosis when taking Topamax * :
|Multiple sclerosis||0.00%||0.00%||2.01%||12.75%||18.12%||38.26%||20.13%||8.72% |
Severity of Multiple sclerosis when taking Topamax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Multiple sclerosis||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Multiple sclerosis ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Multiple sclerosis||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple sclerosis (89 people, 55.62%)
- Pain (13 people, 8.12%)
- Bipolar disorder (12 people, 7.50%)
- Migraine (12 people, 7.50%)
- Sleep disorder (11 people, 6.88%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Avonex (44 people, 27.50%)
- Neurontin (40 people, 25.00%)
- Baclofen (37 people, 23.12%)
- Rebif (34 people, 21.25%)
- Copaxone (27 people, 16.88%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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