Review: could Topamax cause Skin Rash?


Summary

Skin 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 32,533 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 951 have Skin rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin rash and more.

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Topamax

Topamax has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from Topamax 34,481 users)

Skin Rash

Skin rash has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, diarrhea, pneumonia (latest reports from 254,287 Skin rash patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

32,533 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax.
Among them, 951 people (2.92%) have Skin Rash


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Topamax cause Skin rash?

Time on Topamax when people have Skin Rash *:

  • < 1 month: 27.69 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.69 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.62 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.15 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 26.15 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.62 %
  • 10+ years: 3.08 %

Gender of people who have Skin Rash when taking Topamax *:

  • female: 82.33 %
  • male: 17.67 %

Age of people who have Skin Rash when taking Topamax *:

  • 0-1: 0.7 %
  • 2-9: 2.66 %
  • 10-19: 5.19 %
  • 20-29: 9.68 %
  • 30-39: 17.53 %
  • 40-49: 28.19 %
  • 50-59: 24.82 %
  • 60+: 11.22 %

Severity if Skin Rash when taking Topamax **:

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

How people recovered from Skin Rash **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 16.67 %
  • not yet: 83.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Migraine (122 people, 12.83%)
  • Depression (110 people, 11.57%)
  • Pain (92 people, 9.67%)
  • Epilepsy (76 people, 7.99%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (64 people, 6.73%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamictal (136 people, 14.30%)
  • Neurontin (98 people, 10.30%)
  • Synthroid (88 people, 9.25%)
  • Ambien (78 people, 8.20%)
  • Cymbalta (76 people, 7.99%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pruritus (146 people, 15.35%)
  • Nausea (142 people, 14.93%)
  • Pain (134 people, 14.09%)
  • Fatigue (127 people, 13.35%)
  • Headache (125 people, 13.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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