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How Long Does Topamax Take To Control Seizures
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
Generics: Absolutely yes. Generics only need to have anywhere from 80-120% bioavailability when compared to the brand. More often than not what you will get is less than the brand and hence control of seizures will be less and the dose will have to be adjusted. While generics are cheaper you get what you pay for -you cannot pay yugo prices and expect a cadillac. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why may a dr prescribe topiramate ex-rel to a patient with no seizures,due to this med havin severe effects an not supose to take if u have ostioperos?
It has other uses: FDA indications for topiramate include seizures and prophylaxis (prevention) of migraines. Topiramate has also been used successfully as treatment for alcoholism, methamphetamine addiction, and cocaine addiction. It also helps prevent antipsychotic-induced weight gain and may be useful for promoting weight loss. Psychiatrists prescribe topiramate for a variety of disorders. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I take topamax (topiramate) 150 mg per day for headaches/seizures. Is it possible those med adjustments cause my hypokalemia?
Yes its possible.: Yes indeed, topamax (topiramate) can cause infrequent side effects of dehydration, low potassium (hypokalemia), and low calcium (hypocalcemia). Severeal medical studies support this finding. Definitely discuss this with your doctor and see if a different medication might be better for you. ...Read more
Not really a problem: But, recognize that there may be drug-drug interaction, with the possiblity of the hormonal levels dropping and creating an inadequate protective effect, and increased risk of pregnancy, or perhaps an effect on the topirimate. Can solve this easily, by switching to drugs which do not interact such as keppra, lyrica, vimpat, (lacosamide) neurontin. ...Read more
Will 50mg of topamax (topiramate) control seizures if my Dilantin level has only been 3.1 for 14 years and remained seizure free?
No 50 mgm is not eno: You have been seozure free with a sub therapeutic level of Dilantin for 14years. You may be able to do withoyt any anti seizure meds, discuss with your doctor 50 mgm od topamax (topiramate) is not enough to control the seizures, you need 200mgm twice a day. Follow up with your doctor with this information. ...Read more
I didn't take topamax (topiramate) for seizure. I took it for nerve damage. After stop taking for 10 days im dizzy & blurred sight.Took for 7 yrs.Is this normal?
Topamax (topiramate) side effects: Sometimes topamax (topiramate) may cause changes with the vision, but this is rare, and it occurs when it is used regularly. It should not be causing these symptoms now. Two common causes of your symptoms are increased blood pressure and increased blood sugar. I recommend you have those checked before you look for other causes. Hopefully you feel better soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take tegretol (seizure free!) and my dr wants me to switch to topamax (topiramate) to stop side effects. Is topamax (topiramate) as effective in fully preventing seizures?
Yes, but: Both drugs have potential adverse effects, and you should realize that the topamax (topiramate) will be effective, but when meds are switched, there is risk of withdrawal seizures. Also, the side effects include cognitive and speech issues, narrow angle glaucoma, metabolic acidosis, risk of heat stroke, kidney stones, pins and needles parenthesis, drowsiness. ...Read more
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