Topamax and Water retention - from FDA reports


Summary

Water retention is found among people who take Topamax, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Neurontin, and have Migraine . We study 31,957 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA. Among them, 79 have Water retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Water retention and more.

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Topamax

Topamax has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from Topamax 35,600 users)

Water Retention

Water retention has been reported by people with primary pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 35,419 Water retention patients).

On Jan, 19, 2017

31,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax.
Among them, 79 people (0.25%) have Water Retention


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Topamax cause Water retention?

Time on Topamax when people have Water Retention *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Water Retention when taking Topamax *:

  • female: 92.31 %
  • male: 7.69 %

Age of people who have Water Retention when taking Topamax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.03 %
  • 30-39: 7.58 %
  • 40-49: 53.03 %
  • 50-59: 25.76 %
  • 60+: 10.61 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Migraine (13 people, 16.46%)
  • Pain (8 people, 10.13%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (7 people, 8.86%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (5 people, 6.33%)
  • Asthma (5 people, 6.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (13 people, 16.46%)
  • Cymbalta (12 people, 15.19%)
  • Lasix (11 people, 13.92%)
  • Lyrica (10 people, 12.66%)
  • Synthroid (9 people, 11.39%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weight Increased (25 people, 31.65%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (22 people, 27.85%)
  • Nausea (15 people, 18.99%)
  • Fatigue (15 people, 18.99%)
  • Weight Decreased (14 people, 17.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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