Review: could Topamax cause Tinnitus?
Summary: Tinnitus 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 Aspirin, and have Depression.
We study 22,567 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 137 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus and more.
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Topamax has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from 24,599 Topamax users)
Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 20,147 Tinnitus patients)
On Jan, 27, 2015: 22,567 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 138 people (0.61%) have Tinnitus.
Time on Topamax when people have Tinnitus * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Topamax * :
Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Topamax * :
Severity of Tinnitus when taking Topamax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Tinnitus ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (24 people, 17.39%)
- Migraine prophylaxis (23 people, 16.67%)
- Pain (20 people, 14.49%)
- Headache (18 people, 13.04%)
- Migraine (17 people, 12.32%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (17 people, 12.32%)
- Synthroid (17 people, 12.32%)
- Imitrex (15 people, 10.87%)
- Oxycontin (14 people, 10.14%)
- Neurontin (13 people, 9.42%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- Does anyone have persistent, ringing tinnitus while taking this drug?
I was prescribed Atenolol years ago for tachycardia. I took it for many years with little to no side effects, aside from tiredness. I began having PVCs and later was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. My doctor put me on 5 mg. Bystolic and the tinnitus started. I took it about 1 year. My BP wasn't ideal, so he upped it to mg. and the ringing worsened. It's much louder. The report says this drug isn't ototoxic, but I never had tinnitus before taking it. Anyone else????
- What can i take for a headache when i am on lexapro (1 answer)
lexapro started only a week ago, feel tightness in jaw and headache, sleeplessness, not sure if lexapro is good for me if i cannot ever take an aspirin or tylenol for sleep.
- I have ringing in the ears. is there anyway of getting rid of it? (1 answer)
I feel this tinnitus was induced from my taking the norgesic forte, that I no longer take for tension headaches. But I do take over the counter aspirin. Can the tinnitus ever go away?
- Can nuvigil (vs adderall) be used simultaneously to help wean off 60mg/day of adderall? (1 answer)
I have been on Adderall 30mg 2x daily for years!! I've had it lowered to 20mg, I've TRIED to go months without it (when not working) however I feel I've built up a tolerance level to the point that it's not as effective as it once was. My personal life has detoured WAY past anything an ADHD medication can possibly help as far as focusing on NEEDED tasks etc. I end up feeling wrapped up in what I'm doing at the moment that my anxiety increases due to all that I haven't been able to accomplish. I take various medications for various reasons, depression, anxiety, bulimia etc., and for the most part the doses have varied based on circumstances and current need at said time of prescription.. MY FAMILY HAS A HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE, And realizing that I'm already on the highest Adderall dosage scares me (and THEN as I think about it, it makes my heart race!). I've also noticed increased muscle spasms as well as extreme and intense pressure on my jaw (TMJ). MY QUESTION IS: does anyone have any experience LOWERING their Adderall dosage AND adding Nuvigil? The research I've done to date gives me impression that it could help balance out the more extreme effects of Adderall (60mg/day) but that the nuvigil would or could potentially help with the EXTREME exhaustion I feel as Adderall wears off. Some days I just crash, some days I sleep fine and others no matter how hard I tryyyy, I just CAN'T fall asleep, therefore making the next day worse! IDEALLY I'D LIKE TO BE MED FREE, right now I need them, but am hoping maybe I can speak with my doctor to lower Adderall and add Nuvigil to help wean me off the amphetamines as well as lower dosage intake. YES, a lot of the anxiety, sleeplessness and depression are related to current circumstances in my life, however, where I am is not where I want to be or where I'm headed.. Life is a journey, and all my meds have become a part of a journey I never thought I'd find myself taking. I don't want life/meds to define me, or create a me I no longer recognize, because scarily enough that seems to be a common pattern. As I overcome each and every daily obstacle, I also don't want to be "hooked" on my meds or needing "more" to wake up/sleep/function.. I'd like to work on finding a solution towards weaning off my meds NOW, and work my way off slowly, primarily the Adderall. I'm hoping by suggesting to my doctor and showing him my research he may agree (IF ITS EVEN A LOGICAL COMBO, CLEARLY IM NOT A DOCTOR) nuvigil could help me. I've already started taking less of my anti depressants, trazadone and xanax without discussing with doc because he is always busy.. My next appt I want to go in fully prepared with a plan and an overall goal to REDUCE my Adderall dose, but overall, I'm clueless!!! I have no idea what other meds other than nuvigil "could" potentially help if at all. I could be entirely wrong, Anyone with any experience using one vs other or both simultaneously, or anyone with constructive input, PLEASE COMMENT/SHARE!!
- Nimotop for curing tinnitus?
i have tinnitus and the doctor is giving me nimotop 30 mg is this good?
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Comments from related studies:
From this study (9 months ago):
Ringing in the ears has just started. I have been on Topiramate for 12 years.
I also have slightly high clolersterol, but not high enough for meds. My BP is slightly elevated but not enough for meds. I am on Lexapro for anxiety ( 10Mg daily) and take Relpax as needed for migraine.
Could the Topirmate be causing the ear ringing all of a sudden after all of these years? I have never had it before.
From this study (12 months ago):
I am on Remicade once a month since July 22nd of 2013. Had a great response until I hurt my low back again. Then the back pain just worked it's way right up my spine to the neck. I have had neck fusion one level...several bad discs. A knee replacement, a shoulder reconstruction etc. The numbness and tingling in my left hand and buzzing in my left ear are driving me nuts. A recent hearing exam showed I had nerve problems there as well. Don't know what to think. Had a brain MRI it showed normal. Now thinking a spinal tap in order?
From this study (1 year ago):
Very debilitating, have seen several physicians, MRI. It started with medication changes but the medication has been changed back. No change in tinnitus. It's severity is such that I have resigned myself to my bed for 9-10 months, have lost over 50 pounds; just don't care enough to eat. Seems there is very little hope for this condition. I just can't help but think it's my medication somewhere.
rosalie on Dec, 2, 2013:
i know the feeling do you take levothyroxine or thyroid meds because i think thats what is causing this i can't take it anymore some one needs to help
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