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Review: could Topamax cause Rash (Rashes)?

Summary: Rash is found among people who take Topamax, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Lamictal, and have Depression.

We study 22,595 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 681 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash and more.

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Topamax

Topamax has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from 24,610 Topamax users)

Rash

Rash (redness) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 151,029 Rash patients)

On Feb, 4, 2015: 22,580 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 697 people (3.09%) have Rash.

Trend of Rash in Topamax reports

Time on Topamax when people have Rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Rash27.63%26.32%2.63%6.58%30.26%5.26%1.32%

Gender of people who have Rash when taking Topamax * :

FemaleMale
Rash81.82%18.18%

Age of people who have Rash when taking Topamax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rash0.47%3.31%5.51%8.66%17.48%29.92%25.20%9.45%

Severity of Rash when taking Topamax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rash27.27%63.64%9.09%0.00%

How people recovered from Rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Rash0.00%16.67%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (104 people, 14.92%)
  2. Pain (88 people, 12.63%)
  3. Migraine (75 people, 10.76%)
  4. Epilepsy (75 people, 10.76%)
  5. Bipolar disorder (62 people, 8.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lamictal (120 people, 17.22%)
  2. Nexium (111 people, 15.93%)
  3. Neurontin (95 people, 13.63%)
  4. Ambien (78 people, 11.19%)
  5. Lexapro (77 people, 11.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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