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Review: could Topamax cause Raynaud's phenomenon?

Summary: Raynaud's phenomenon 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 prophylaxis.

We study 22,424 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 16 have Raynaud's phenomenon. Find out below who they are, when they have Raynaud's phenomenon and more.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 22,305 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 16 people (0.07%) have Raynaud's Phenomenon. They amount to 0.13% of all the 12,237 people who have Raynaud's Phenomenon on eHealthMe.

Trend of Raynaud's phenomenon in Topamax reports

Time on Topamax when people have Raynaud's phenomenon * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Raynaud's phenomenon0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Raynaud's phenomenon when taking Topamax * :

FemaleMale
Raynaud's phenomenon100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Raynaud's phenomenon when taking Topamax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Raynaud's phenomenon0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%37.50%37.50%25.00%0.00%

Severity of Raynaud's phenomenon when taking Topamax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Raynaud's phenomenon0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Raynaud's phenomenon ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Raynaud's phenomenon0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Migraine prophylaxis (4 people, 25.00%)
  2. Migraine (3 people, 18.75%)
  3. Thyroid disorder (2 people, 12.50%)
  4. Multiple sclerosis (2 people, 12.50%)
  5. Neuralgia (2 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (4 people, 25.00%)
  2. Synthroid (3 people, 18.75%)
  3. Tegretol (2 people, 12.50%)
  4. Baclofen (2 people, 12.50%)
  5. Vioxx (2 people, 12.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • I never had any symptoms of raynauds until is was put on methotrexate,and then Enbrel,and now Humira.I used a automotive laser thermometer to check my arm
    temp. which was 97 degrees,however my fingers on the same arm were between
    69-72 degrees.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • I have been choking on medication and food. I had a barium swallow test that showed a narrowing of the esophagus.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • I have started having my meds and food get stuck in throat. Am starting to chock on things. Had a barium swallow done recently and it showed a narrowing of my esophagus.

    Reply

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