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A 17-year-old female asked:

what is the normal dose of topamax (topiramate) for migraines?

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Dr. Jay Bayer
Dr. Jay Bayer answered
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Topamax (topiramate): This is used, sometimes with nortryptilline for prophylaxis of migraine. This med or combo i mentioned is one best for prophylaxis. Consult your dr. As each pt is different. Usually 50 mg bedtime, but each patient different. Dr.Starts low dose and titrates dose. Some require 50 mg -two. Also some dr.S add elevil or nortryptilline . Direct questions to dr. Also takes time to titrate to level helps.
Dr. Irfan Lalani
Neurology 22 years experience
50 mg twice daily: There is a range of doses, starting from as low as 25 mg daily, to 400 mg per day. The minimum effective dose is usually 100 mg per day in 2 divided doses.
Dr. Georges Ghacibeh
Neurology 24 years experience
50 mg twice a day: Hi, the usual dose of topamax (topiramate) for migraines is 50mg twice a day. However, some patients require a lower dose and some need a higher dose.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Topamax (topiramate): For adults & children over 12 years of age, it would be 50mg. twice daily.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Are there any side effects I can expect taking topamax (topiramate) for migraines?

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Commonly reported side effects include paresthesias, dizziness weight loss, anorexia, abnormal taste, mood distubance and difficulty thinking with increasing dosages, tremor, and insomnia. There are several serious reactions that include kidney stones, metabolic acidosis, hyperthermia and glaucoma. Some are dose dependant. You may briefly experience some of these or none. Talk to your doctor!
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What does topamax (topiramate) do for migraines?

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Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Prevention: Topomax, like many other seizure medications, is used to prevent or decrease the severity and frequency of migraine headaches.
Kaukauna, WI
A 17-year-old female asked:

I just got put on topiramate for migraines. How long after you start taking it can you get side effects?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
SOME RIGHT AWAY: From drugs.Com. Topamax (topiramate) side effects are: fatigue, constipation; decreased sweating; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; flu-like symptoms; headache; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness; numbness or tingling of the skin; runny nose; sore throat; stomach pain or upset; taste changes; tiredness; trouble sleeping; and weight loss.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Side effects of topamax (topiramate) for my migraines?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Constipation; decreased sweating; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; flu-like symptoms; headache; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness; numbness or tingling of the skin; runny nose; sore throat; stomach pain or upset; taste changes; tiredness; trouble sleeping; weight loss.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Is topiramate and effective treatment for migraines?

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Dr. Jordan Fersel
Pain Management 37 years experience
Yes: For many patients. This is particularly effective treatment for headaches that come from arthritis of the neck -cervical spine.

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