Could Topamax cause Rash - from FDA reports


Summary

Rash is found among people who take Topamax, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lamictal, and have Migraine . We study 33,563 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA. Among them, 972 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 Topamax 35,527 users)

Rash

Rash has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 263,282 Rash patients).

On Nov, 25, 2016

33,563 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax.
Among them, 972 people (2.9%) have Rash


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Topamax cause Rash?

Time on Topamax when people have Rash *:

  • < 1 month: 26.56 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.56 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.81 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.25 %
  • 10+ years: 1.56 %

Gender of people who have Rash when taking Topamax *:

  • female: 82.57 %
  • male: 17.43 %

Age of people who have Rash when taking Topamax *:

  • 0-1: 0.69 %
  • 2-9: 2.75 %
  • 10-19: 5.1 %
  • 20-29: 9.5 %
  • 30-39: 17.49 %
  • 40-49: 28.1 %
  • 50-59: 24.66 %
  • 60+: 11.71 %

Severity of Rash **:

  • least: 30 %
  • moderate: 60 %
  • severe: 10 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Migraine (134 people, 13.79%)
  • Depression (115 people, 11.83%)
  • Pain (94 people, 9.67%)
  • Epilepsy (77 people, 7.92%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (64 people, 6.58%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamictal (136 people, 13.99%)
  • Neurontin (100 people, 10.29%)
  • Synthroid (91 people, 9.36%)
  • Ambien (78 people, 8.02%)
  • Cymbalta (77 people, 7.92%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Itching (146 people, 15.02%)
  • Nausea (144 people, 14.81%)
  • Pain (136 people, 13.99%)
  • Fatigue (135 people, 13.89%)
  • Headache (128 people, 13.17%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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