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long term side effects of topamax for migraines

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Potentially : Drowsiness, hand tingling, metabolic acidosis, risk of heat stroke (mostly kids), narrow angle glaucoma, kidney stones, weight loss, interference with ... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Migraine: Prophylaxis with either Topamax (topiramate) or Depakote would be considered first line aggressive therapy (for males). With Depakote (sodium divalpr ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Beta blockers: The beta-adrenergic blockers are the most commonly used prophylactic migraine medications. Inderal, (propranolol) Corgard, Tenormin, just to name a fe ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
SOME RIGHT AWAY: From drugs.Com. Topamax (topiramate) side effects are: fatigue, constipation; decreased sweating; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; flu-like ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Constipation; decreased sweating; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsine ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience Neurology
Talk to your doctor: Commonly reported side effects include paresthesias, dizziness weight loss, anorexia, abnormal taste, mood distubance and difficulty thinking with inc ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Here is the deal: The drug information that is provided about medication side effects refers to "potential" side effects. It doesn't mean that you will necessarily get ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Everett
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Taper slowly: Dont stop taking Topamax (topiramate) abruptly. You could have a seizure if you do. Taper off of the medication slowly under the direction of your pre ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Depakote: Depakote can be used for Migraine prevention, but I would not advise mixing it with Topamax (topiramate).
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Side effects Topamax (topiramate): Topamax (topiramate) can cause rare eye complications such as acute angle closure, which is rare but it is worth seeing an eyeMD as soon as possible, ... Read More
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