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I Think My Topamax Is Causing Loss Of Appetite Is That A Common Side Effect
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
Does topamax cause weight loss due to fast metabolism or by loss of appetite? I havent noticed I've been eating less but seem to be very skinny.
I take 50mg topamax for migraines & I have problems with loss of appetite. I have not eaten in 3 days. Is this normal?
Expected side effect: I would not say this is normal, but it is a very common side effect of topiramate. You need to speak to your neurologist or whoever is prescribing this, because loss of appetite and and long periods of not eating can be doing much more damage than just causing weight loss. Please see your neurologist and ask for a medication change. If change is not option, consider megase or marinol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was on topamax yrs ago n it caused me to be like a zombie.When someone would talk2 me it was like I wasn't there.Was that a side effect of it?
Yes: Very likely. Spaced out type feeling, very common. ...Read more
Can botox shots every 3-6 mmonths between and above the brows cause ptosis or would this be a side effect of topamax?
If you have: A borderline case of brow ptosis, then you heavily treat and relax the forehead muscles (frontalis) with botox, you can worsen the brow ptosis. Next time, don't put any Botox in the upper 60% of the forehead. Just treat the glabella (between the brows) mostly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does topiramate have a side effect that causes picking or makes you feel like bugs are crawling on your skin?
Yes: Some patients have complained of these side effects. ...Read more
On 75mg topamax for migrane, having heart palps several times a day. Is this a common side effect? And if so will it go away or should I be seen?
Since i started taking topamax, I have gone from an active sex life to having no libido. Is this a common side effect? Can it be altered by dosage?
Possible: Topamax has many adverse effects, including pins and needle paresthesias, cognitive and speech issues, narrow angle glaucoma, kidney stones, metabolic acidosis, heat stroke risks. In view of inhibition of ampa glutamate pathways, would not be unique to experience sexual side effects. Although could be dosage dependent, you may need an alternative med. ...Read more
Would it be safe for me to stop taking topamax because side effect are too bad and long will it take to get out off my body?
Don't just stop: With a medication like this I would urge you to not just suddenly stop this. Depending on why your are taking this you could cause your mood to rapidly destabilize or cause seizures to occur. Please talk with your prescribing physician before you embark on something like this. Best of luck. ...Read more
Which is a safer, lower side effect profile drug, topamax or oxcarbazapine (in general terms, obv individuals vary)?
Don't 2nd guess: Neither is w/o risk and they are Rx'd for different (w/ overlap) conditions. You need to work w/ your Dr on selecting the best for you - say clearly that safety is impt to you. Know what they expect it to for your condition. Side EFX are pretty similar for both - your other health issues might be the swing vote. ...Read more
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