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Long Term Effects Of Topamax
I have been taking 25 mg of topamax (topiramate) 2x/day for 12 weeks for migraines. Working well, but how long can I stay on this drug? Long term effects?
A long time: If the current dose of topamax (topiramate) is controlling your headaches, you can stay on it for many years, if needed. Your dose is very low, so the risk of side effects should be low. Long term risks would include kidney stones, but staying well hydrated reduces the risk. If you have lost weight with topamax (topiramate), this usually continues or maintains your current loss as long as you take the medication. ...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. ...Read more
In 05 diagnosed w/hypomania bipolar - topamax (topiramate) 400mg wellbutrin ER 150 nuvigil 250 mg klonopin .5 mg. Long term effects of these meds?
Too many: Too many for me to list. You need to ask for printouts from your pharmacist. ...Read more
Can i take topamax (topiramate) (50mg) for two weeks safely to assist weight loss. Was prescribed for my hemicrania but i disliked side effects with long term use.
Several weeks: I assume you are asking how long they jast...Usually things get better after several weeks. ...Read more
I just got put on topiramate for migraines. How long after you start taking it can you get side effects?
SOME RIGHT AWAY: From drugs.Com. Topamax (topiramate) side effects are: fatigue, constipation; decreased sweating; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; flu-like symptoms; headache; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness; numbness or tingling of the skin; runny nose; sore throat; stomach pain or upset; taste changes; tiredness; trouble sleeping; and weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After stooping topiramate usage, how long will it take for side effects such as tongue edema, rashes n white patches on tongue(may be thrush)to go away?
How long should it be before you start losing weight on topamax (topiramate) and what dose do you need for it to start?
No guarantee: Tpm is indicated for the treatment of certain types of seizures in children and adults, and for the prevention of migraine headaches in those that have them frequently. Not everyone loses weight on tpm. Standard dosing for migraine is 50 mg twice daily; for seizures the dose is higher. Tpm does not have an fda-indication for weight loss. Many possible side effects so wudn't use unless indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would it be safe for me to stop taking topamax (topiramate) 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
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