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Topiramate

Popular Brands: : Topamax, Topiramate, Epitomax, Topiramate , Trokendi Xr
Official FDA Reports129,699
Social Media Events11,123
Total Posts5,590
Avg. Review Score3.19/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Topiramate
Manufacturers
  • Accord Healthcare Inc
  • Hikma Pharmaceuticals
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Upsher Smith Laboratories Inc
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Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Topiramate Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Topiramate

Angle Closure Glaucoma

causes glaucoma, packaging inserts very misleading, Negative side effests happen quickly None Caused me to lose my vision I have tried several medications over the past twent...


Source: Topamax-review-9de6

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Did the author experience angle closure glaucoma while taking topamax?

What is this?

Vision Blurred

... seems to be the best by far. I use the single use nnose spray but it was suggested to me by my doctor to try Topomax. I was on the lowest possible dose for 2 weeks and lost my vision suddenly. The ...


Source: Topamax-review-9de6

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What is this?

Glaucoma

causes glaucoma , packaging inserts very misleading, Negative side effests happen quickly None Caused me to lose my vision I have tried several medications over the past twent...


Source: Topamax-review-9de6

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Hypoaesthesia, Mood swings, Anxiety, Irritability, Paraesthesia, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 19, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Mood swings, irritability, highly anxious, headaches, fatigue, tingling and numbness in hands and face, in fact all the symptoms I had before the MRI scans for MS then diagnosed with mi...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Alopecia, Weight decreased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 19, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... I stopped the drug because i didn't want to lose more weight. Took me 3 years to figure out it had caused my gradual thinning/loss of 1/3 - 1/2 of hair. I believe the hair loss is a widespread side...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Anxiety, Cardiac flutter, Confusional state, Disturbance in attention, Insomnia, Irritability, Thought blocking

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 18, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... confusion,insomnia. It's not even been a week and I am stopping this medication as from today. I haven't wanted to get out of bed for days I've felt so anxious and my head feels like it's go...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Cardiac flutter, Arrhythmia, Drug ineffective, Insomnia, Paraesthesia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 11, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... hands and feet, felt sick all the time. When I weaned off, I had insomnia and heart palpitations Topamax did not help my migraines at all. I felt so sick and had no energy to take care of ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Mental impairment, Migraine, Adverse drug reaction, Fear

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 5, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: took it one time. didn't taper it up from a low starting dose. scary drug. I absolutely encourage you to do the research on the permanent mental impairment that this drug has done to...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pruritus

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 31, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... 4 months, I am experiencing severe itching on my scalp and neck. I have now stopped taking Topamax after 7 months and it has been almost two weeks and the itchy scalp and neck continue. Doe...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 29, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I started taking Topamax in Nov 2014 for Migraines.. Started out with 25mg then tapered up to now 100mg. At first I have the rapid heart beats but that went away. Then about ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 26, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Tired, pop made a weird fiz on my tongue,didn't quite taste the same. But I'm gonna continue taking it.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Dehydration, Hot flush

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 21, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: This drug ruined my running career. I have been on it for over 300 days for sever headaches and just went off of it due to overheating, dehydration, and lack of energy. This drug will...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Abdominal discomfort, Loss of consciousness, Hypoaesthesia, Nephrolithiasis, Apathy, Confusional state, Disturbance in attention, Irritability, Paraesthesia, Pollakiuria, Withdrawal syndrome, Haemorrhage, Decreased appetite

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 19, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... to pass out also lasted about a week, however that happened in higher stress situations and I simply stopped going to work to avoid that from happening. I have had stomach pains randomly a couple of d...


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.