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Review: could Vimpat cause Scleroderma?

Summary: Scleroderma could be caused by Vimpat, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Clobazam, and have Partial seizures.

We study 1,888 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 (latest outcomes from 2,044 users) has active ingredients of lacosamide. It is often used in epilepsy.

Scleroderma

Scleroderma (hard skin) (latest reports from 10,782 patients) has been reported by people with primary pulmonary hypertension, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 1,887 people reported to have side effects when taking Vimpat. Among them, 1 people (0.05%) has Scleroderma. They amount to 0.01% of all the 10,767 people who have Scleroderma on eHealthMe.

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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Related topic: Vimpat, Scleroderma

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • Trying to determine if the timing of these drugs- especially the weekly mtx- should be staggered during the day to ensure they are appropriately absorbed. Periodic seizures continue- about once a quarter.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Person appears fine, very happy, playing with toys, sitting at table eating or sound asleep. Begins to make an "uh" sound. Quickly becomes very upset appearing terrified, moves in general circles reaching for any objects and throwing them with great force. Vocalization increases in volume as person becomes more upset. Will not make eye contact will not tolerate touch. Does not respond to any attempts to comfort. Person is affected with Angelman's Syndrome. Was on Onfi when the "fits" started. No previous history of any poor behaviors. Onfi was discontinued mid-August 2013.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • my son has recently added vimpat to trileptal for treatment of complex partial seizures
    he seems to be having a lot of absent seizures
    any data on this?

    Reply

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