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Review: could Topamax cause Skin rash?

Summary: Skin 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 Skin rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin rash and more.

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Topamax

Topamax (latest outcomes from 24,430 users) has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine.

Skin rash

Skin rash (redness) (latest reports from 964,936 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 22,305 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 681 people (3.05%) have Skin Rash. They amount to 0.07% of all the 963,375 people who have Skin Rash on eHealthMe.

Trend of Skin rash in Topamax reports

Time on Topamax when people have Skin rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Skin rash26.39%25.00%2.78%6.94%31.94%5.56%1.39%

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

FemaleMale
Skin rash82.48%17.52%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Skin rash0.48%3.39%5.33%8.56%17.61%29.56%25.85%9.21%

Severity of Skin rash when taking Topamax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Skin rash30.00%60.00%10.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Skin rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Skin rash0.00%16.67%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (104 people, 15.27%)
  2. Pain (88 people, 12.92%)
  3. Migraine (75 people, 11.01%)
  4. Epilepsy (75 people, 11.01%)
  5. Bipolar disorder (62 people, 9.10%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lamictal (120 people, 17.62%)
  2. Nexium (111 people, 16.30%)
  3. Neurontin (92 people, 13.51%)
  4. Lexapro (77 people, 11.31%)
  5. Cymbalta (76 people, 11.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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