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Review: could Topamax cause Sleep aid?

Summary: Sleep aid could be caused by Topamax, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Ambien, and have Migraine.

We study 22,424 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 794 have Sleep aid. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleep aid 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.

Sleep aid

Sleep aid (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 776,799 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 22,305 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 794 people (3.56%) have Sleep Aid. They amount to 0.10% of all the 777,735 people who have Sleep Aid on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sleep aid in Topamax reports

Time on Topamax when people have Sleep aid * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sleep aid44.83%16.09%5.75%10.34%5.75%11.49%5.75%

Gender of people who have Sleep aid when taking Topamax * :

FemaleMale
Sleep aid80.23%19.77%

Age of people who have Sleep aid when taking Topamax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleep aid0.00%0.38%2.30%9.96%20.95%36.65%21.71%8.05%

Severity of Sleep aid when taking Topamax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sleep aid8.00%48.00%36.00%8.00%

How people recovered from Sleep aid ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sleep aid0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Migraine (179 people, 22.54%)
  2. Depression (170 people, 21.41%)
  3. Convulsion (124 people, 15.62%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (110 people, 13.85%)
  5. Migraine prophylaxis (101 people, 12.72%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (134 people, 16.88%)
  2. Seroquel (109 people, 13.73%)
  3. Neurontin (106 people, 13.35%)
  4. Xanax (100 people, 12.59%)
  5. Klonopin (90 people, 11.34%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Meds are not ridding me of headaches or migraines, & now I have insomnia & acne! :( No longer on Verapamil or Simvistatin, just over one yr now. Off of Amitriptalyne since August, off of Celexa since Sept/October... allergies & insomnia crept up during transition from Amitriptaline/Celexa to Cymbalta.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Last 2 months very depressed. I ran out of topomax for one week, which may have started the problem. a month ago got e-coli, not able to keep medications down for 3 days. Doctor put me on Pantaprazole, Spasmo-canulase and Aci-Tip for gastritis after the e-coli. Worried this combination may interfere with the zoloft or topomax, both of which cause depression when reduced.

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