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How Long Does Topamax Take To Control Seizures
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. ...Read more
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
How long does it take Topamax (topiramate) to work on migraine versus Propranalol extended release?
6-8 weeks: Many of the beta-blocker medications (propranolol) come in long-acting formulations. Compared with propranolol, low-dose Topamax (topiramate) has better results. It will take several weeks to see enough changes in your symptoms to decide if Topamax (topiramate) is the right medication for you. ...Read more
How long does it take for sodium valproate to work? Particularly, how long does it take for it to start affecting hypersexual side of BP unspecified?
Does Propranalol extended release take weeks to start working on migraines like topamax (topiramate) does? Or how long does it take?
6-8 weeks: It will take several weeks to see enough changes in your symptoms to decide if Propranalol is the right medication for you. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on which birth control method you're talking about. If you're talking about birth-control pills 7 to 14 days is reasonable. ...Read more
Can be very quick: Central nervous system (CNS) depression means decreased neurological activity in the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain and spinal cord. It generally happens in response to drugs, medications, or alcohol. It can be very quick, depending on what is taken. By the way, this is different from depression of mood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Depends on the individual and what condition it is 'working' on. It is not as commonly used as the newer neuroleptic drugs, but, in general, such medications may take several weeks to adequately titrate dose and assess response in an outpatient setting. In the controlled, 24-hour nursing environment of a hospital, titration can be faster. ...Read more
Varies (1 - 2 hours): Depending on the formulation ingested (micronized (glynase) or conventional Glyburide (diabeta, micronase)) onset of action ranges from about 1 to 2 hours with a maximum reduction of blood sugar seen within 3-4 hours. May last in body for over 18 to 24 hours. Should be taken with breakfast or main meal of the day to help reduce symptoms of low blood sugar (tremors, sweating, irritable, fatigue). ...Read more
Days to weeks: Don't give up too soon. Keep taking it and let your doctor know how things are going. Unless you are getting worse, keep current dose. Your doctor probably gave you next appointment around the time that you will be able to tell whether current dose should be reconsidered. Effects can be subtle at first. A diary might help you figure out how much better you are. ...Read more
45 to 80 hours: The half-life of Depakote er is 9-16 hours. This is the time for 1/2 the drug to be excreted from the body. After 5 half-lives more than 95% of the drug has been removed from the body. Note that other drugs or medical conditions such as liver or kidney disease could affect this estimate. ...Read more
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