Top
10
Doctor insights on: Is Topamax A Narcotic

Share
1

1
My migraines are Getting out of control. I have tried every non narcotic there is and nothing works. I take topamax (topiramate). And been treated for TMJ ?

My migraines are Getting out of control. I have tried every non narcotic there is and nothing works. I take topamax (topiramate). And been treated for TMJ ?

See pain specialist: and ask him to examine you, and about occipital nerve blocks or medial branch nerve blocks in the upper neck to see if they improve your migraines in addition to evaluation for TMJ problems. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Colin Sanner
387 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
How to tapper off from topiramate?

How to tapper off from topiramate?

Topiramate: I don't know if this being prescribed to you by a psychiatrist or a neurologist. I worry when I see this type of question, as it might mean that someone is considering coming off of a medication without fully discussing with the prescribing provider. I encourage you to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

3

3
Please describe the medication: topiramate?

Please describe the medication: topiramate?

Versatile: 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. Occasion usage in psychiatry. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
I overdosed on topamax; would that leave any permanent effects?

Treated?: I assume that if you wrote the question you lived through it, so at least that is not in question. There should be no lasting effects if you survived the acute od episode without problems. ...Read more

5

5
Does Topiramate work on tics?

Does Topiramate work on tics?

Yes, possibly: Some case reports have described a positive effect of topiramate on tics. ...Read more

6

6
Does topiramate cause insomnia?

Does topiramate cause insomnia?

Typically not,: I prescribe this medication commonly and most of my patients complain of initial drowsiness. But, everybody is different. As i would advise with any medication, if you are not having a serious side effect, stick and out for at least 10 days and see how it goes. If you feel this is an issue, then discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Does Topiramate depress your breathing ?

Does Topiramate depress your breathing ?

According to: Drugs.Com, Topiramate side effects may include: 'pulmonary embolism, coughing, pneumonia, asthma, and bronchitis'. Let your doctor know asap if you have difficulty breathing or seek ER evaluation for significant symptoms. ...Read more

9

9
Is topamax (topiramate) used for chronic pain?

Yes,: Topamax is a newer anticonvulsant that blocks voltage-gated sodium ion channels. Because it is not extensively metabolized in the liver, topiramate is being promoted as the successor to Gabapentin and is prescribed for a variety of cnronic pain disorders including the prophylaxis of migraine headache. Rec.: talk to your health care provider about the risk/benefit ratio. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Can you tell me about lost hair with topiramate?

Topiramate and hair: Topiramate (Topamax) is a newer anticonvulsant that blocks voltage-gated sodium ion channels. Because it is not extensively metabolized in the liver, topiramate is being promoted as the successor to Gabapentin and is prescribed for a variety of pain disorders including the prophylaxis of migraine headache. Rare side effect of the topiramate is hair loss. ...Read more

Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


Topamax (Definition)

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