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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 22,567 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 797 have Sleep aid. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleep aid and more.

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Topamax

Topamax has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from 24,599 Topamax users)

Sleep aid

Sleep aid (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 131,294 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.

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 aid43.33%15.56%5.56%12.22%5.56%11.11%6.67%

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

FemaleMale
Sleep aid80.19%19.81%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleep aid0.13%0.38%2.29%9.92%20.87%36.77%21.63%8.02%

Severity of Sleep aid when taking Topamax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sleep aid7.14%53.57%32.14%7.14%

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, 22.46%)
  2. Depression (170 people, 21.33%)
  3. Convulsion (124 people, 15.56%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (110 people, 13.80%)
  5. Migraine prophylaxis (101 people, 12.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (134 people, 16.81%)
  2. Seroquel (109 people, 13.68%)
  3. Neurontin (106 people, 13.30%)
  4. Xanax (100 people, 12.55%)
  5. Klonopin (90 people, 11.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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