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 22,595 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 138 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 24,617 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 20,240 Tinnitus patients)
On Feb, 27, 2015: 22,580 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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From this study (10 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 (13 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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