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Report Topiramate Side Effects

If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Topiramate, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Topiramate side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Topiramate.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Topiramate side effects are:
Alopecia (2 reports)
Gastritis (2 reports)
Hair Loss (2 reports)
Nipple Pain (1 reports)
Pericaridal Effusino (1 reports)
Priapism (1 reports)
Chest Pain (1 reports)
Excess Mucus (1 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Topiramate side effects . You can also compare Topiramate side effects or view FDA reports.

Topiramate Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Topiramate reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Topiramate on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Toxicity To Various Agents
on Feb 10, 2014 Male from US , 38 years of age, was treated with Topiramate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Topiramate side effects: toxicity to various agents. Topiramate dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:

Ventricular Arrhythmia, Atrial Fibrillation, Bundle Branch Block Right, Supraventricular Extrasystoles
Patient was taking Topiramate (topiramate). Patient felt the following Topiramate side effects: ventricular arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, bundle branch block right, supraventricular extrasystoles on Feb 10, 2014 from ES Additional patient health information: Male , 28 years of age, . Topiramate (topiramate) dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Angle Closure Glaucoma, Torticollis, Essential Tremor, Vision Blurred, Photopsia
Adverse event was reported on Feb 10, 2014 by a Female taking Topiramate (topiramate) (Dosage: 25.00-mg- 1.0days) . Location: BR , 55 years of age, After Topiramate was administered, patient encountered several Topiramate side effects: angle closure glaucoma, torticollis, essential tremor, vision blurred, photopsia.

Epilepsy
on Feb 11, 2014 Female from DK , 22 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Topiramate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Topiramate side effects: epilepsy. Topiramate dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:


Renal Tubular Acidosis, Nephrolithiasis, Off Label Use
on Feb 06, 2014 Male from US , 20 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Topiramate. Patient felt the following Topiramate side effects: renal tubular acidosis, nephrolithiasis, off label use. Topiramate dosage: 200 Mg/day. Patient was hospitalized.

Angle Closure Glaucoma
Patient was taking Topiramate. After Topiramate was administered, patient encountered several Topiramate side effects: angle closure glaucoma on Feb 05, 2014 from GB Additional patient health information: Female , 38 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Topiramate dosage: 25 Mg Once A Day One Week, Then Twice A Day.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Renal Failure Chronic
Adverse event was reported on Feb 04, 2014 by a Female taking Topiramate (Dosage: 3 Pills At Bedtime Taken By Mouth) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 49 years of age, weighting 110.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Topiramate side effects: renal failure chronic.

Convulsion, Product Substitution Issue
on Feb 03, 2014 Male from US , child 6 years of age, weighting 57.32 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Topiramate. Patient felt the following Topiramate side effects: convulsion, product substitution issue. Topiramate dosage: N/A.

Overdose, Suicide Attempt, Aggression, Bipolar I Disorder, Mood Altered
on Feb 05, 2014 Male from GB , 27 years of age, weighting 174.2 lb, was treated with Topiramate. After Topiramate was administered, patient encountered several Topiramate side effects: overdose, suicide attempt, aggression, bipolar i disorder, mood altered. Topiramate dosage: N/A.

Granuloma Annulare, Weight Decreased
Patient was taking Topiramate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Topiramate side effects: granuloma annulare, weight decreased on Feb 05, 2014 from IT Additional patient health information: Female , 50 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Topiramate dosage: N/A.

Alcohol Use, Cold Sweat, Chills, Bruxism, Decreased Interest, Depersonalisation, Libido Disorder, Sleep Disorder, Speech Disorder
Adverse event was reported on Feb 05, 2014 by a Female taking Topiramate (Dosage: 100 Mg, Qd) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 39 years of age, Patient felt the following Topiramate side effects: alcohol use, cold sweat, chills, bruxism, decreased interest, depersonalisation, libido disorder, sleep disorder, speech disorder.

Angle Closure Glaucoma
on Feb 05, 2014 Female from GB , 38 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Topiramate. After Topiramate was administered, patient encountered several Topiramate side effects: angle closure glaucoma. Topiramate dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Completed Suicide
on Jan 31, 2014 Male from US , 30 years of age, was treated with Topiramate Tablets. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Topiramate side effects: cardio-respiratory arrest, completed suicide. Topiramate Tablets dosage: ; Po.
Associated medications used:
  • Azithromycin (; Po)
  • Lacosamide (; Po)
  • Pregabalin (; Po)
  • Phenytoin (; Po)
  • Folic Acid (; Po)


Cardio-respiratory Arrest
Patient was taking Topiramate Tablets. Patient felt the following Topiramate side effects: cardio-respiratory arrest on Jan 31, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 40 years of age, . Topiramate Tablets dosage: ; Po.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Cold Sweat, Depersonalisation, Bruxism, Chills, Decreased Interest, Alopecia, Alcohol Use, Renal Pain, Libido Disorder
Adverse event was reported on Feb 03, 2014 by a Female taking Topiramate (Dosage: 100 Mg, Per Day) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 39 years of age, After Topiramate was administered, patient encountered several Topiramate side effects: cold sweat, depersonalisation, bruxism, chills, decreased interest, alopecia, alcohol use, renal pain, libido disorder.

Alcohol Use, Anger, Cold Sweat, Depersonalisation, Bruxism, Alopecia, Arthralgia, Renal Pain, Libido Disorder
on Feb 18, 2014 Female from GB , 39 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Topiramate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Topiramate side effects: alcohol use, anger, cold sweat, depersonalisation, bruxism, alopecia, arthralgia, renal pain, libido disorder. Topiramate dosage: N/A.

Psychotic Disorder
on Jan 31, 2014 Male from IT , 34 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Topiramate. Patient felt the following Topiramate side effects: psychotic disorder. Topiramate dosage: N/A.

Cardio-respiratory Arrest
Patient was taking Topiramate Tablets. After Topiramate was administered, patient encountered several Topiramate side effects: cardio-respiratory arrest on Jan 28, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 34 years of age, . Topiramate Tablets dosage: ; Po.

Bipolar I Disorder, Intentional Overdose, Suicide Attempt, Aggression, Mood Altered
Adverse event was reported on Jan 30, 2014 by a Male taking Topiramate (Dosage: Unk) . Location: GB , 27 years of age, weighting 174.2 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Topiramate side effects: bipolar i disorder, intentional overdose, suicide attempt, aggression, mood altered. Patient was hospitalized.

Dizziness, Social Avoidant Behaviour
on Jan 27, 2014 Male from GB , child 10 years of age, weighting 88.18 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Topiramate (topiramate). Patient felt the following Topiramate side effects: dizziness, social avoidant behaviour. Topiramate (topiramate) dosage: N/A.

Product Substitution Issue, Malaise, Vomiting, Tremor, Personality Change, Mood Swings
on Jan 24, 2014 Female from US , 42 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Topiramate. After Topiramate was administered, patient encountered several Topiramate side effects: product substitution issue, malaise, vomiting, tremor, personality change, mood swings. Topiramate dosage: (150 Mg, 3 In 1 D). Patient was hospitalized.

Adenoiditis, Pyrexia, Tonsillitis
Patient was taking Topiramate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Topiramate side effects: adenoiditis, pyrexia, tonsillitis on Jan 28, 2014 from GB Additional patient health information: Male , child 12 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Topiramate dosage: 30 Mg, Bid.
Associated medications used:

Heat Stroke, Cardiac Output Decreased, Prerenal Failure, Hypertransaminasaemia, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Troponin Increased
Adverse event was reported on Jan 22, 2014 by a Female taking Topiramate (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: ES , child 11 years of age, Patient felt the following Topiramate side effects: heat stroke, cardiac output decreased, prerenal failure, hypertransaminasaemia, blood creatine phosphokinase increased, aspartate aminotransferase increased, troponin increased. Patient was hospitalized.

Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, No Therapeutic Response
on Jan 23, 2014 Female from US , 39 years of age, weighting 165.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Topiramate. After Topiramate was administered, patient encountered several Topiramate side effects: gastrooesophageal reflux disease, no therapeutic response. Topiramate dosage: N/A.

Completed Suicide, Cardio-respiratory Arrest
on Jan 22, 2014 Male from US , 34 years of age, was treated with Topiramate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Topiramate side effects: completed suicide, cardio-respiratory arrest. Topiramate dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Clopidogrel
  • Propranolol Hydrochloride
  • Carvedilol
  • Lurasidone
  • Ranolazine
  • Mirtazapine
  • Vilazodone
  • Milnacipran


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Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all.

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Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

Alternative TOPIRAMATE Names:TOPIRAMAT

Active Ingredient: TOPIRAMAT

Topiramate Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

Side Effects reported to FDA: 2115

Topiramate safety alerts: 2011 2005 2003 2001

Reported deaths: 191

Reported hospitalizations: 589

Topamax (topiramate): Recall - Musty Odor

[Posted 04/15/2011]

AUDIENCE: Risk Manager, Pharmacy, Patients

ISSUE: Ortho-McNeil Neurologics Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is recalling two lots of Topamax (topiramate) 100mg Tablets. The recall stems from four consumer reports of an uncharacteristic odor thought to be caused by trace amounts of TBA (2,4,6 tribromoanisole). While not considered to be toxic, TBA can generate an offensive odor and a small number of patients have reported temporary gastrointestinal symptoms. There have been no reported serious adverse events caused by the presence of TBA in Topamax.

BACKGROUND: Topamax is indicated as initial monotherapy in patients 10 years of age and older with partial onset or primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures; as adjunctive therapy for adults and pediatric patients ages 2 − 16 years with partial onset seizures, or primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures, and in patients 2 years of age and older with seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome; and for adults for the prophylaxis of migraine headache.

RECOMMENDATION: Patients taking Topamax 100mg Tablets who experience an uncharacteristic odor associated with their medication should return the tablets to their pharmacist, and contact their healthcare professional if they have questions.

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

  • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
  • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

 

[04/14/2011 - Press Release - Ortho-McNeil]

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