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Is Topamax A Narcotic
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Topamax (topiramate) withdrawal: Topiramate (Topamax (topiramate)) is a newer anticonvulsant that blocks voltage-gated sodium ion channels. Topamax (topiramate) should not be discontinued abruptly or withdrawal symptoms, including confusion, loss of hearing or vision, fear, panic, convulsions, difficulty talking, tremors, headaches, just to name a few. Topamax (topiramate) should be gradually tapered down 25 mg every3-4 days. ...Read more
Yes you can: Yes you can. There are no significant interactions between the 2 medications. Allergra normally does not cause severe side effects or interactions with other medications. ...Read more
Topamax/Adderall: As prescribed, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Weight loss, cleft!: Topamax (topiramate) can cause weight loss, if you become too overweight can stop ovulating. However...important to know that Topamax (topiramate) is associated with cleft palate so discuss with your doctor whether you should taped it off before trying to become pregnant! ...Read more
If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may give certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." treatment also involves supportive care. This type of care consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options may include:
•medications to prevent seizures. ...Read more
Not very: ? re Topamax (topiramate) for fibromyalgia (FM). FDA approves 3 drugs for FM. All others are shots in the dark. Chemicals have side effects that mask side effects of other chemicals. So avoid them all & go natural w. non-toxic treatments directed at multiple-factors that incite FM. Beyond Topamax (topiramate) are therapies of yoga, aqua therapy, biofeedback, medicinal cannabis, and mindfulness therapies. Study survivors. ...Read more
Simple answer is yes: Yes they can be taken together under the care of an md though so that the dosages can be titrated slowly and to effect. The two medications are different, with different profiles and can be used together for synergism depending on the ailment that is in question. ...Read more
Could be: Topamax (topiramate) is usually used to treat seizure disorders or migraine headaches. As a rule, you shouldn't stop any medications without notifying your doctor. No matter why topamax (topiramate) was prescribed to you, topamax (topiramate) can cause seizures if you stop it, 'cold turkey'. Call your doctor now and talk about why you want or need to stop topamax (topiramate) and your doctor will let you know how to safely do so. ...Read more
Yes: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
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