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What are the side effects of topamax (topiramate) 50 mg a day for migraine

Potentially: Drowsiness, hand tingling, metabolic acidosis, risk of heat stroke (mostly kids), narrow angle glaucoma, kidney stones, weight loss, interference with speech and memory. So, does that seem to fit with your complaints? Do seek out your doctor, as there are plenty of meds available to deal with migraine, and maybe topirimate is not your best drug. ...Read more

Dr. Colin Sanner
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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


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Topamax, (topiramate) Sodium Valproate, Depakote and Lamictal, which are best for migraine aura, and which have the most side effects?

Topamax, (topiramate) Sodium Valproate, Depakote and Lamictal, which are best for migraine aura, and which have the most side effects?

Migraine: Prophylaxis with either Topamax (topiramate) or Depakote would be considered first line aggressive therapy (for males). With Depakote (sodium divalproate) we often see weight gain and a fine tremor (especially in older adults). With Topamax (topiramate) there are more side effects (weight loss, parasthesias, change in sense of taste, inability to sweat, glaucoma, kidney stones) www. Healthtap. Com/drericweisman ...Read more

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What migraine med works best for someone weaning off topamax, (topiramate)w no weight gain or memory loss side effects etc? On trileptal, wellbutrin, neurontin, klon.

What migraine med works best for someone weaning off topamax, (topiramate)w no weight gain or memory loss side effects etc? On trileptal, wellbutrin, neurontin, klon.

Beta blockers: The beta-adrenergic blockers are the most commonly used prophylactic migraine medications. Inderal, (propranolol) Corgard, Tenormin, just to name a few. They have longer half-life and more favorable side-effect profile. Take care. ...Read more

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I just got put on topiramate for migraines. How long after you start taking it can you get side effects?

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 more

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Side effects of topamax (topiramate) for my migraines?

Side effects of topamax (topiramate) for my migraines?

Many and varied: Topamax (topiramate) causes a number of side effects, ranging from mild (tingling around the lips, altered taste of carbonated beverages), to severe (liver damage, memory problems). It also causes appetite suppression, which can lead to weight loss in some patients. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects I can expect taking topamax (topiramate) for migraines?

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Are there any side effects I can expect taking topamax (topiramate) for migraines?

Topamax (topiramate): Topamax (topiramate) has several side effects. The most common side effect is numbness and tingling. Other side effects might include fatigue, taste change, weight loss, difficulty with concentration, difficult with memory, loss appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. ... ...Read more

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Was given topamax (topiramate) for migraines but I've heard/read about the horrible side effects. Are they all true? I'm terrified!

Was given topamax (topiramate) for migraines but I've heard/read about the horrible side effects. Are they all true? I'm terrified!

Here is the deal: The drug information that is provided about medication side effects refers to "potential" side effects. It doesn't mean that you will necessarily get any particular side effects. ...Read more

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I'm on Topamax 50mg/daily for migraines. What are the main side effects? I have kidney stones and am underweight so Neuro doc said keep an eye on them

I'm on Topamax 50mg/daily for migraines. What are the main side effects? I have kidney stones and am underweight so Neuro doc said keep an eye on them

Side effects Topamax (topiramate): Topamax (topiramate) can cause rare eye complications such as acute angle closure, which is rare but it is worth seeing an eyeMD as soon as possible, especially if vision blurry or decreased in any way. MOre info: [email protected] Com ...Read more

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Topamax (topiramate) substitute for weekly migraines w/no weight gain&memory loss side effects? Tylenol, NSAIDs&neurontin don't work. On trileptal, klon, &wellbutrin now

Topamax (topiramate) substitute for weekly migraines w/no weight gain&memory loss side effects? Tylenol, NSAIDs&neurontin don't work. On trileptal, klon, &wellbutrin now

Weekly migraine: Most people would not take a medicine every day to prevent a migraine that occurs once per week. Unless that migraine lasts several days.

Substitutes for topamax (topiramate) could be propranolol, magnesium, or valproate perhaps. Normally wellbutrin and propranolol are not used together, in case the mood worsens.

Why are you using trileptal? Your side effects may occur due to medicine interactions. ...Read more

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Stoped taking topiramate for migraine, 10 days ago but still has, white tongue, face rash n genital tingling n itching. Is this still drug side effects?

Stoped taking topiramate for migraine, 10 days ago but still has, white tongue, face rash n genital tingling n itching. Is this still drug side effects?

If it may be if: It may be still the side effect from the topiramate if that was the reason for stopping it.
You need to take some antihistamine and if not getting better consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take Topamax (topiramate) to work on migraine versus Propranalol extended release?

How long does it take Topamax (topiramate) to work on migraine versus Propranalol extended release?

6-8 weeks: Many of the beta-blocker medications (propranolol) come in long-acting formulations. Compared with propranolol, low-dose Topamax (topiramate) has better results. It will take several weeks to see enough changes in your symptoms to decide if Topamax (topiramate) is the right medication for you. ...Read more

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Horrible migraine 4 days nothing helps. 6wks pregnant no longer can take topamax (topiramate). Fainted in the bathroom and now I'm cramping. What should I do?

Horrible migraine 4 days nothing helps. 6wks pregnant no longer can take topamax (topiramate). Fainted in the bathroom and now I'm cramping. What should I do?

See your doctor: The first thing you should do is see your doctor to make sure the baby is ok, particularly with your cramping they can also discuss other treatment options for your headaches after first ruling out anything very serious as the cause. The fact that you lost consciousness is worrisome. You should see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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On topamax (topiramate) was told I had hemiplegic migraine by one doc and other doc told I've had tia's I'm confused still weak left side pain right side of head?

On topamax (topiramate) was told I had hemiplegic migraine by one doc and other doc told I've had tia's I'm confused still weak left side pain right side of head?

Prop migraines: Well both migraines and tia's (mini-strokes) can cause your weakness. If it's associated with migraines and given your age, I would guess it's likely from migraines but hard to be sure unless you have an MRI to rule out the mini-stroke. If this comes and goes with the migraine and you have a documented history of migraine, your neurologist may not need an mri. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of short-term prednisone use? Took 60, 60, 40, 40, 20, 20, 10, 10 mg for migraine. Expect any longterm effects?

Long term side effects of short-term prednisone use? Took 60, 60, 40, 40, 20, 20, 10, 10 mg for migraine. Expect any longterm effects?

COMMENTS: A good approach to break up a chronic daily headache pattern. Unlikely to experience any long-term consequences of 8 days of high dose steroids, but if you were to use over several weeks to months, risk rises for osteoporosis, anti-cholinergic effects, glaucoma, cataracts, avascular necrosis of shoulder, hip, or knee, etc. You are at extremely low risk. ...Read more

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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.

Safe- will it work?: It is safe to use topamax (topiramate) for this, but it is not helpful for most people for weight loss. It is better as a preventer for seizures or headaches. ...Read more

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For migraines & depression Should I worry about Side effects of increasing my tomamax from 100mg to 200 mg?

Topamax (topiramate): If recommended by your doctor, also ask your doctor if you need to take Topamax (topiramate) once daily, or split the dose into twice a day, to lessen possible sedation. ...Read more

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What experience has anyone had with topamax (topiramate) for migraine?

Very effective: Topamax (topiramate) has been very effective for many of my patients. Some patients have complained of cognitive side effects such as speech disturbance and others such as weight loss. ...Read more

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Migraine for 4 days meds not working what do I do? On topamax (topiramate)

Return to doctor: Headaches are very complex. Make sure the diagnosis is actually correct. It is important to work closely with your doctor and provide feedback on the effectiveness of each treatment. At the same time, it is important to be patient as some medication takes a little time to start working. You are on a preventive medicine. Right now, you need an abortive medicine. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more


Topamax (Definition)

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