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How Long Does Topamax Take To Control Seizures
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
Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical ...Read more
I take topamax 150 mg per day for headaches/seizures. Is it possible those med adjustments cause my hypokalemia?
Yes its possible.: Yes indeed, topamax 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
I didn't take topamax 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 side effects: Sometimes topamax 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
Will 50mg of topamax 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 is not enough to control the seizures, you need 200mgm twice a day. Follow up with your doctor with this information. ...Read more
I take tegretol (seizure free!) and my dr wants me to switch to topamax to stop side effects. Is topamax as effective in fully preventing seizures?
Yes, but: Both drugs have potential adverse effects, and you should realize that the topamax 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
My 11 yr old takes phenobarbital topamax and keppra for seizures can these meds affect her cycle she is wheelchair bound can't sit up or walk .She had?
Probably not: She may be too young to have regular cycles. Her underlying condition is more likely to affect cycles than her medications. ...Read more
I'm going through a very stressful time now, work overnights & have a hardtime sleeping. I have epilepsy, been seizure free for 8 years now & i'm taking keppra & topamax can I take 5-htp to help?
Yes.: There should be no adverse interaction!Get a more detailed answer ›
I take 75mg topamax 2/day for bipolar. Yesterday i had 4 glasses of wine and had a simple partial seizure while drunk, with motor/visual disturbances. Does this mean i'm prone to seizures?
See your doctor: Not sure why you are so confident that it was a "simple partial seizure." four glasses of wine is too many on one occasion, especially for a woman, and especially for someone being treated for bipolar disorder. You need a full neurological evaluation, especially an eeg and probably a ct scan, as well as several different blood tests. If you didn't see a doctor after this event, you should asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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