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How would you recommend coming off topamax (topiramate) I'm currently on 75mg am and 50mg pm. What dosage should I drop to and how often. I'm on for migraines?

How would you recommend coming off topamax (topiramate) I'm currently on 75mg am and 50mg pm. What dosage should I drop to and how often. I'm on for migraines?

Slow Taper: Stopping the med may cause the headache to recur. Please ask the doctor that started you on the med for the recommended tapering dose. Make sure you watch all the triggers for your migraine such as caffeine. The taper should be slow and gradual. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Topiramate (Definition)

Is indicated to treat epilepsy, but mainly a second line or adjunctive agent, and also useful to prevent migraine headaches. Has several adverse effects including: kidney stones, narrow angle glaucoma, metabolic acidosis, heatstroke in kids, paresthesias, slowing of speech and cognition, drowsiness. ...Read more


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How does topiramate work?

How does topiramate work?

Multiple Mechanisms: The current theory proposes that the excitability of neurons in the central nervous system are reduced by a number of different mechanisms. These theories change about every 5 to 10 years as more insight of how the CNS works is gained. The use of this drug has been supported by double-blind, placebo controlled studies which shows effectiveness for various conditions. ...Read more

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Can you have topamax (topiramate) overdose?

Yes: Topamax (topiramate) overdoes can happen. It affects speech, vision, produces lethargy, possible seizures, agitation, depression - treatment is supportive and may involve pumping out the stomach. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topiramate?

Versatile: Is indicated to treat epilepsy, but mainly a second line or adjunctive agent, and also useful to prevent migraine headaches. Has several adverse effects including: kidney stones, narrow angle glaucoma, metabolic acidosis, heatstroke in kids, paresthesias, slowing of speech and cognition, drowsiness. Occasion usage in psychiatry. ...Read more

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How long can I stay on topamax (topiramate)?

How long can I stay on topamax (topiramate)?

Indefinitely: Topamax (topiramate) has been on the market for about 20 years. There has been no long term sequellae reported. ...Read more

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What can topamax (topiramate) do to your body?

See side effects: Topomax has a wide variety of uses. It is used to treat everything from migraines, binge eating, alcoholism and post traumatic stress disorder. Side effects include short-term memory loss, word finding difficulty, numbness and tingling, upper respiratory tract infections, diarrhea, nausea and anorexia. Side effects which most commonly lead to discontinuing the drug include fatigue and confusion. ...Read more

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Can i go off topamax (topiramate) after 12 days?

Yes, you can: Topamax (topiramate) should be slowly titrated down by 50mg every 3 days and should never be abruptly discontinued. Side effects may include nausea, confusion, drowsiness and weakness, especially in older patients. Rec.: see your prescribing physician for medication adjustment. ...Read more

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Why am i getting eyepain with topamax (topiramate)?

Toxic effect: One of the side effects of topomax is eye problems and especially glaucoma. Get off the med and get evaluated fast. ...Read more

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Is there a maximum dosage for topamax (topiramate) ?

Depends: Best to review with your doctor, depends on the indication. It's used for many different illnesses and conditions. Here's a link: http://www.Janssenmedicalinformation.Com/assets/pdf/products/files/topamax/pi/lib-top-068362-08.Pdf. ...Read more

Topamax (Definition)

Topiramate is a seizure agent which is a kind of ...Read more