Review: could Topamax cause Rash?
Summary: Rash could be caused by Topamax, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Lamictal, and have Depression.
We study 22,424 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 683 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash and more.
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Topamax (latest outcomes from 24,430 users) has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine.
Rash (redness) (latest reports from 965,392 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.
On Apr, 13, 2014: 22,424 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 697 people (3.11%) have Rash. They amount to 0.07% of all the 964,331 people who have Rash on eHealthMe.
Time on Topamax when people have Rash * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Rash when taking Topamax * :
Age of people who have Rash when taking Topamax * :
Severity of Rash when taking Topamax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Rash ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (104 people, 14.92%)
- Pain (88 people, 12.63%)
- Migraine (75 people, 10.76%)
- Epilepsy (75 people, 10.76%)
- Bipolar disorder (62 people, 8.90%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lamictal (120 people, 17.22%)
- Nexium (111 people, 15.93%)
- Neurontin (95 people, 13.63%)
- Ambien (78 people, 11.19%)
- Lexapro (77 people, 11.05%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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