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Review: could Vimpat cause Scleroderma (Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma))?

Summary: Scleroderma is reported only by a few people who take Vimpat.

We study 1,909 people who have side effects while taking Vimpat from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Scleroderma and more.

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Vimpat

Vimpat has active ingredients of lacosamide. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 2,067 Vimpat users)

Scleroderma

Scleroderma (hard skin) has been reported by people with primary pulmonary hypertension, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 2,578 Scleroderma patients)

On Jan, 21, 2015: 1,909 people reported to have side effects when taking Vimpat. Among them, 1 people (0.05%) has Scleroderma.

Trend of Scleroderma in Vimpat reports

Time on Vimpat when people have Scleroderma * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Scleroderma0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Scleroderma when taking Vimpat * :

FemaleMale
Scleroderma100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Scleroderma when taking Vimpat * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Scleroderma0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Scleroderma when taking Vimpat ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Scleroderma ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Partial seizures (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Clobazam (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Lamotrigine (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Topiramate (1 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I take a huge list of drugs unfortunately I have RA, Partial Small intestinal block, diabetes, asthma, allergies. Immune problems. Vimpat has done wonders for the migraines and seizure problems but the side effects are almost as bad. I have visual disturbances but I also have auras so who knows. The worst problems are shaking, memory, (worst is words) and sudden jerks and nerve firings which produce jerks or just loss of muscle control. Some of the random nerve firings can disrupt my whole body but they only last a fraction of a second and are more annoying than anything else. I tried at least one seizure agent from every category of meds nothing worked except Vimpat. I tried the whole range of dosing. Less than 300mg did not work and I only have the side effects above 250mg so apparently for me it has to cause side effects to work. Compared to the time losses, horrible headaches that are nearly continuous for for me they are worth it, I think. Now I am wondering now that I know where those effects are coming from.
  • Developed systemic scleroderma while on copaxone for 10 yrs.
    I just tested positive for both crest and systemic scleroderma. I already have ms and have been on copaxone over 10 yrs. I believe copaxone may have caused this. I dont blame the makers. I am sure it has helped more then hurt, but I wonder if this has happened to others. If so it should be something ppl are aware of. That there is a risk.

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  • Developed all over body pain that comes and goes after I increased my dosage of Vimpat from 100mg a day to 400mg.
    I am concerned about it being drug induced Lupus
    Thank you

    Reply

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    Reply

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