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Boynton Beach, FL
A 40-year-old female asked:

I've been taking topamax (topiramate) for 2 months and i don't like the side effects, except for the weight loss . can i just stop taking it? 100 mg a day.

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Taper off: You can stop "cold turkey" but you may not feel very good for a few days. I suggest tapering to 75 mg for a few days, then 50 mg for a few days, then 25 mg for a few days then stop.

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Boynton Beach, FL
A 40-year-old female asked:

I've been taking topamax (topiramate) for 2 months and i don't like the side effects . Except for the weight loss . Can i just stop taking it ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Maybe : Topomax is used for a wide range of medical conditions. Not knowing the specific condition you've been prescribed this medication, it may not be a good idea to stop taking it on your own without the input of the prescribing the doctor.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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