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A 42-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to get used to the effects of topamax (topiramate)?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Several weeks: Most of my patient's note reduction in severity of side effects within a couple of weeks.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
It takes just a few weeks.
Jun 27, 2012
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 17 years experience
Variable: While some of the side effects (tingling lips and fingertips) go away after a few days or weeks, others (appetite suppression, word-finding difficulty) persist as long as the medication is continued.

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How long will take for topamax (topiramate) to get out you body?

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Dr. Paul Grin
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A 36-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for topamax (topiramate) to start to work?

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Dr. Paul Reynolds
Pain Management 35 years experience
Awhile: Topamax (topiramate) is an antineuropathic. Primarily a seizure med it will take time for titration to an effective dose. Starting slow and incrementally increasing the dose slowly allows for accommodation to side effects. Look for some relief of symptoms as the dose is optimized.

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