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Review: could Topamax cause Tinnitus?

We study 22,500 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

Topamax (latest outcomes from 24,533 users) has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine.

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) (latest reports from 115,308 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety.

On Sep, 11, 2014: 22,500 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 138 people (0.61%) have Tinnitus.

Trend of Tinnitus in Topamax reports

Time on Topamax when people have Tinnitus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tinnitus28.57%9.52%0.00%19.05%23.81%9.52%9.52%

Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Topamax * :

FemaleMale
Tinnitus84.15%15.85%

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Topamax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tinnitus0.00%2.40%3.20%8.80%13.60%31.20%24.00%16.80%

Severity of Tinnitus when taking Topamax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Tinnitus18.18%9.09%45.45%27.27%

How people recovered from Tinnitus ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (24 people, 17.39%)
  2. Migraine prophylaxis (23 people, 16.67%)
  3. Pain (20 people, 14.49%)
  4. Headache (18 people, 13.04%)
  5. Migraine (17 people, 12.32%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (17 people, 12.32%)
  2. Synthroid (17 people, 12.32%)
  3. Imitrex (15 people, 10.87%)
  4. Oxycontin (14 people, 10.14%)
  5. Neurontin (13 people, 9.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 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.

    Reply

  • From this study (7 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?

    Reply

  • From this study (10 months 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.

    Reply

    rblong0928 on Dec, 3, 2013:

    I have been on synthroid since I was about 17. I am 48.

    Reply

    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

    Reply

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