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is it possible for topamax (topiramate) to cause permanent side effects and withdrawal symptoms?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Have not seen or: heard about any cases where Topirimate side effects did not go away after the drug was stopped. You don't say what your symptoms are, so I have no clue. It certainly has been reported to have a discontinuation syndrome with anxiety, insomnia, and even seizures, and it is always recommended, with ANY anticonvulsant, to taper it and not stop abruptly unless for severe side effects.
Answered on Oct 2, 2018

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