Topamax and Tinnitus - from FDA reports


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 Lyrica, and have Migraine . We study 31,957 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA. Among them, 173 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus and more.

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Topamax

Topamax has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from Topamax 35,613 users)

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis (latest reports from 28,287 Tinnitus patients).

On Feb, 19, 2017

31,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax.
Among them, 173 people (0.54%) have Tinnitus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Topamax cause Tinnitus?

Time on Topamax when people have Tinnitus *:

  • < 1 month: 38.89 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.22 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.56 %
  • 10+ years: 5.56 %

Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Topamax *:

  • female: 82.74 %
  • male: 17.26 %

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Topamax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.79 %
  • 10-19: 4.76 %
  • 20-29: 10.32 %
  • 30-39: 17.46 %
  • 40-49: 31.75 %
  • 50-59: 22.22 %
  • 60+: 12.7 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Migraine (33 people, 19.08%)
  • Depression (28 people, 16.18%)
  • Pain (22 people, 12.72%)
  • Headache (11 people, 6.36%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (8 people, 4.62%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lyrica (18 people, 10.40%)
  • Neurontin (17 people, 9.83%)
  • Imitrex (17 people, 9.83%)
  • Flexeril (17 people, 9.83%)
  • Cymbalta (16 people, 9.25%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dizziness (53 people, 30.64%)
  • Headache (46 people, 26.59%)
  • Nausea (41 people, 23.70%)
  • Hearing Loss (31 people, 17.92%)
  • Fatigue (30 people, 17.34%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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