Review: could Topamax cause Sleep aid (Insomnia)?
Summary: Sleep aid 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 Ambien, and have Migraine.
We study 22,580 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 798 have Sleep aid. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleep aid and more.
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Topamax has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from 24,610 Topamax users)
Sleep aid (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, insomnia, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 131,447 Sleep aid patients)
On Jan, 30, 2015: 22,567 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 797 people (3.53%) have Sleep Aid.
Time on Topamax when people have Sleep aid * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Sleep aid||43.33%||15.56%||5.56%||12.22%||5.56%||11.11%||6.67% |
Gender of people who have Sleep aid when taking Topamax * :
|Sleep aid||80.19%||19.81% |
Age of people who have Sleep aid when taking Topamax * :
|Sleep aid||0.13%||0.38%||2.29%||9.92%||20.87%||36.77%||21.63%||8.02% |
Severity of Sleep aid when taking Topamax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Sleep aid||7.14%||53.57%||32.14%||7.14% |
How people recovered from Sleep aid ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Sleep aid||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Migraine (179 people, 22.46%)
- Depression (170 people, 21.33%)
- Convulsion (124 people, 15.56%)
- Bipolar disorder (110 people, 13.80%)
- Migraine prophylaxis (101 people, 12.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ambien (134 people, 16.81%)
- Seroquel (109 people, 13.68%)
- Neurontin (106 people, 13.30%)
- Xanax (100 people, 12.55%)
- Klonopin (90 people, 11.29%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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