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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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Stopping Topiramate 25 mg once a night after 4 days, is that okay? Having bad dizzy spells. Doctor unavailable.

Stopping Topiramate 25 mg once a night after 4 days, is that okay? Having bad dizzy spells. Doctor unavailable.

It is OK: Topamax (topiramate) needs to be tapered off the same way it was titrated on. Usually, dropping 25mg every 4-7 days at the fastest. Good luck. ...Read more

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If i gained 12lbs in 3 weeks from paxil, (paroxetine) will the doc give me a prescription for topamax to lose weight?

If i gained 12lbs in 3 weeks from paxil, (paroxetine) will the doc give me a prescription for topamax to lose weight?

Need a different Med: Topomax will not help your body appropriately compensate for this ssri induced weight gain. Talk with your doctor about switching to a different med. Consider going outside of the ssri class of med, as you may be sensitive to this particular ssri induced side effect with other ssris. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to take topamax (topiramate) for migraines and still have eye pain?

Is it unusual to take topamax (topiramate) for migraines and still have eye pain?

No: Most migraine prophylactic medications do not "cure" migraines. Instead, success is measured in decreased frequency and intensity of the migraines. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with sle doc has me on 100mg of topamax (topiramate). 3 months of this now and no relief I've expressed this to him. Should i switch docs?

Recently diagnosed with sle doc has me on 100mg of topamax (topiramate). 3 months of this now and no relief I've expressed this to him. Should i switch docs?

Maybe: Sle itself is not treated with topamax (topiramate) which is a drug used for migraine headaches and prevention of seizures. Not knowing your symptoms it`s hard to be specific about other treatments. It would be wise to consult with a rheumatologist for your sle. Your doctor could arrange. ...Read more

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Doc said stop taking st. john's wort b/c it would "mess up blood levels of topamax (topiramate) & cause breakthrough seizures". How does an herb do that though?

Doc said stop taking st. john's wort b/c it would "mess up blood levels of topamax (topiramate) & cause breakthrough seizures". How does an herb do that though?

All medications : were made from herbs & plants until the era of man-made synthetic drugs. St. John's Wort alters levels of chemicals produced by your brain & competes with your prescription medication to be metabolized by your liver enzymes. People who take it within 2 weeks of starting a stimulant for ADHD can have a hypertensive crisis. Don't take any vitamin, herb, OTC or prescription med without asking 1st. ...Read more

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I have migraine and the doctors gave me Topamax, (topiramate) when i took "50 G" i affected by Glaucoma and i have allergies but antihistamine is forbidden!!

I have migraine and the doctors gave me Topamax, (topiramate) when i took "50 G" i affected by Glaucoma and i have allergies but antihistamine is forbidden!!

?: Can't really understand your question/point,if you mean topamax (topiramate) would affect your glaucoma, unlikely and depends on the type of glaucoma,please ask your ophthalmologist as glaucoma is a serious disease, if you are asking whether topamax (topiramate) would interact with antihistamines, yes it would,and not advisable together,2nd generation antihistamines as loratadine or cetirizine won't affect glaucoma though ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed topamax (topiramate) for my migraine. I took 2 tablets (25mg each) stop it now bec of tingling effect.Will it affect if i want to conceive?

My doctor prescribed topamax (topiramate) for my migraine. I took 2 tablets (25mg each) stop it now bec of tingling effect.Will it affect if i want to conceive?

Tingling FX: Topamax (topiramate) often causes a feeling of tingling. At this dose the rate is about 18% of all patients. It is normal for this to be worse when the medicine is started, then it subsides. With topamax (topiramate) there is a higher risk of birth defects than without. The risk is about 2-3%. Without topamax (topiramate), the risk of a birth defect for a woman is about 0.5%. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I see eye pain can b a sign of a serious side effect of topamax, (topiramate) i somtimes get eyepain w/headaches, but not often. How do I know when to see a dr?

I see eye pain can b a sign of a serious side effect of topamax, (topiramate) i somtimes get eyepain w/headaches, but not often. How do I know when to see a dr?

Call MD: Anytime you are experiencing something that you think is a side effect of a medication you should call the prescriber right away and if you cannot reach them contact the pharmacist. They may decide to stop the medication, alter the dosage or substitue a different medication or just monitor your progress while you are on it depending on how long they plan for you to be on the medicine. ...Read more

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Topamax (Definition)

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