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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 1 - 6 months, also take medication Avonex, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 22,595 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 160 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 24,617 Topamax 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 relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 224,269 Multiple sclerosis patients)

On Feb, 26, 2015: 22,580 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 160 people (0.71%) have Multiple Sclerosis.

Trend of Multiple sclerosis in Topamax reports

Time on Topamax when people have Multiple sclerosis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Multiple sclerosis0.00%50.00%0.00%25.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Multiple sclerosis91.28%8.72%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Multiple sclerosis0.00%0.00%2.01%12.75%18.12%38.26%20.13%8.72%

Severity of Multiple sclerosis when taking Topamax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Multiple sclerosis0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Multiple sclerosis ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Multiple sclerosis0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (89 people, 55.62%)
  2. Pain (13 people, 8.12%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (12 people, 7.50%)
  4. Migraine (12 people, 7.50%)
  5. Sleep disorder (11 people, 6.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Avonex (44 people, 27.50%)
  2. Neurontin (40 people, 25.00%)
  3. Baclofen (37 people, 23.12%)
  4. Rebif (34 people, 21.25%)
  5. Copaxone (27 people, 16.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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