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Review: could Topamax cause Numbness in hands or feet?

Summary: Numbness in hands or feet could be caused by Topamax, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Neurontin, and have Migraine.

We study 22,424 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 14 have Numbness in hands or feet. Find out below who they are, when they have Numbness in hands or feet and more.

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Topamax

Topamax (latest outcomes from 24,430 users) has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine.

Numbness in hands or feet

Numbness in hands or feet (latest reports from 2,241 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 22,305 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 14 people (0.06%) have Numbness In Hands Or Feet. They amount to 0.63% of all the 2,226 people who have Numbness In Hands Or Feet on eHealthMe.

Trend of Numbness in hands or feet in Topamax reports

Time on Topamax when people have Numbness in hands or feet * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Numbness in hands or feet0.00%14.29%7.14%28.57%21.43%21.43%7.14%

Gender of people who have Numbness in hands or feet when taking Topamax * :

FemaleMale
Numbness in hands or feet100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Numbness in hands or feet when taking Topamax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Numbness in hands or feet0.00%0.00%0.00%14.29%35.71%35.71%14.29%0.00%

Severity of Numbness in hands or feet when taking Topamax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Numbness in hands or feet7.14%78.57%14.29%0.00%

How people recovered from Numbness in hands or feet ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Numbness in hands or feet0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Migraine (3 people, 21.43%)
  2. Migraine - classic (2 people, 14.29%)
  3. Hypothyroidism (2 people, 14.29%)
  4. Migraine prophylaxis (2 people, 14.29%)
  5. Depression (2 people, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (2 people, 14.29%)
  2. Mirena (2 people, 14.29%)
  3. Zoloft (2 people, 14.29%)
  4. Metoprolol succinate (1 people, 7.14%)
  5. Hydrochlorothiazide (1 people, 7.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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