A study for a 52 year old woman who takes Topamax - from FDA reports


6,889 females aged 52 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 52 year old female patient who has Nerve Pain. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.



On Apr, 16, 2018

6,889 females aged 52 (±5) who take Topamax are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Topamax for a 52-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 52
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: Nerve Pain
  • Drugs taken:
    • Topamax (topiramate)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

  • Tachycardia(a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min): 33 (0.48% of females aged 52 (±5) who take the drug)
  • Short Of Breath: 265 (3.85% of females aged 52 (±5) who take the drug)

As an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea

As an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  • Self injurious behavior
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Depression
  • Slow speech
  • Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Intentional overdose
  • Speech disorder
  • Vision blurred
1 - 6 months:
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • Pain
  • Weight decreased
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Appetite - decreased (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)
  • Confusional state
  • Vision blurred
6 - 12 months:
  • Pain
  • Weight decreased
  • Aggression
  • Hair loss
  • Feeling cold
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Appetite - decreased (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)
  • Abdominal mass (localized enlargement or swelling in the human abdomen)
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Vision blurred
1 - 2 years:
  • Depression
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • Weight decreased
  • Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  • Memory loss
  • Rashes (redness)
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Feeling abnormal
2 - 5 years:
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Pain
  • Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable)
  • Deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  • Emotional distress
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
  • Fall
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Rashes (redness)
  • Hair loss
5 - 10 years:
  • Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection)
  • Road traffic accident
  • Toothaches (tooth pain)
  • Tooth abscess (pus formation in tooth)
  • Scratch
  • Injury
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Eosinophil count decreased
  • Neutrophil count decreased (less than normal number of neutrophil a type of blood cell)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
10+ years:
  • Weight decreased
  • Confusional state
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Formication (a sensation that exactly resembles that of small insects crawling on (or under) the skin)
  • Kidney stones
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Speech impairment (adult) (inability to speak (adult))
  • Feeling abnormal
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight increased
not specified:
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness
  • Breathing difficulty

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression : 840 people, 12.19%
  • Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 671 people, 9.74%
  • Pain : 611 people, 8.87%
  • Stress And Anxiety : 443 people, 6.43%
  • Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder): 347 people, 5.04%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Cymbalta (627 people, 9.10%)
  • Synthroid (562 people, 8.16%)
  • Lyrica (545 people, 7.91%)
  • Seroquel (512 people, 7.43%)
  • Neurontin (490 people, 7.11%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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