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Review: could Topiramate cause Heartburn (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

Summary: Heartburn is found among people who take Topiramate, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Lipitor, and have Migraine. We study 7,886 people who have side effects while taking Topiramate from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Heartburn. Find out below who they are, when they have Heartburn and more.

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Topiramate

Topiramate has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from 8,403 Topiramate users)

Heartburn

Heartburn (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain. (latest reports from 19,308 Heartburn patients)

On May, 16, 2015: 7,886 people reported to have side effects when taking Topiramate. Among them, 10 people (0.13%) have Heartburn.

Trend of Heartburn in Topiramate reports

Time on Topiramate when people have Heartburn * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heartburn0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%66.67%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Heartburn when taking Topiramate * :

FemaleMale
Heartburn70.00%30.00%

Age of people who have Heartburn when taking Topiramate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heartburn0.00%0.00%0.00%11.11%11.11%22.22%33.33%22.22%

Severity of Heartburn when taking Topiramate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heartburn0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Heartburn ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Heartburn25.00%25.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Migraine (2 people, 20.00%)
  2. Chronic pain (1 people, 10.00%)
  3. Herniated intervertebral disk (1 people, 10.00%)
  4. Hepatitis c (1 people, 10.00%)
  5. Systemic lupus erythematosus (1 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lipitor (2 people, 20.00%)
  2. Prednisone (1 people, 10.00%)
  3. Neurontin (1 people, 10.00%)
  4. Benlysta (1 people, 10.00%)
  5. Gabitril (1 people, 10.00%)

* 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 (9 months ago):

  • I was diagnosed with hiatal hernea 5 years ago via an endoscopy, which was done due to chronic complaints of the feeling of choking on "a ball of phlem in my throat", which turned out to be acid due to hernea. I have been taking pantoprazole nightly since then and it helps immensely. I have acid if I ate something that causes irritation or if I forget to take the med. Also If i forget to take the med, I experience extreme stomach upset the next day: diahrea and cramping.
    Starting 18 days ago I have been experiencing chronic abdominal pain and bloating. I have had chronic heartburn which I only ever experience when I was pregnant 8 years ago. I have been constipated. If I eat anything the pain/crampy feeling in my abdomen worsens immediately..So I have been living on gatorade and Chicken broth, which does cause abdomen pain to increase but not as much as solid food. I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy done yesterday and have a follow up appointment to go over findings in 2 days. The Dr. did say after the procedures that there were no obvious Cancer or polyps of any kind. But that my small intestines were not functioning properly allowing the gas to move. We will of course go over all that in 2 days. But here i am back at home still absolutely in pain and miserable, weak and about 12 pounds lost since this started. I have been doing my own research online trying to see if I can find anything on my own to get some relief....anything!! At this point after everything I have read I believe I have Paralytic ileus...But what caused it? The pain meds for my herneated disks??? that is where I am at right now... There is no mention of how to relieve pain here at home or by the Dr. There is also no mention that I can find of how to fix it? I would like an opinion as to if you believe this is Paralytic ileus and any info on how to treat condition and treat pain. Thank you.

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