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Can you take the medications topamax (topiramate) and campral together?

Can you take the medications topamax (topiramate) and campral together?

Yes: These meds could be taken together, I am not aware if any studies have been done studying these meds together and if that increases rates of abstinance from alcohol. But in theory they may complement each other. I will emphazie however that medications alone are rarely if ever enough to stop problem drinking but can be helpful if used with psycosocial support such as aa or counseling. ...Read more

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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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Is it okay to take the medications topamax (topiramate) or campral while taking talwin nx?

Is it okay to take the medications topamax (topiramate) or campral while taking talwin nx?

Yes: There are no contraindications to taking these two medications together. They both can cause drowsiness so there may be an additive effect from that standpoint. ...Read more

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I'm taking 100mg of topamax (topiramate) and its not working anymore. Lortab 5 isn't working now either. I don't want more medication. What options do I have?

I'm taking 100mg of topamax (topiramate) and its not working anymore. Lortab 5 isn't working now either. I don't want more medication. What options do I have?

Why r u taking meds?: You didn't mention why you're taking topamax (topiramate) & lortab so i can't really guess what your options would be. If you're taking topamax (topiramate) to prevent seizures, there are many options. Same goes for migraines. Even weight loss. And lortab for pain. Lots of options. Bottom line: talk to your doc. Tell her/him what you've noted above. S/he can offer you appropriate options for your condition. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take topamax (topiramate) with other pain medications?

Is it safe to take topamax (topiramate) with other pain medications?

Maybe: Topamax (topiramate) can be used in combination therapy with other pain medications. Treatment should be done by a qualified pain management specialist familiar with chronic medication management with topamax (topiramate) and other pain medications. Topamax (topiramate) can have the desirable side-effect of significant weight loss. ...Read more

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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

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I suffer from migraines and pass out. I am on topamax, (topiramate) and migraine medication.... Any recomendations?

Exercise, magnesium: If the MRI and eeg are normal, aerobic exercise, regular low-carb meals, magnesium, coq10, and other supplements can help. Topamax (topiramate) can cause many side effects, including kidney stones in 20%, acidosis with fatigue and malaise, memory difficulties, and many other. Botox is much more effective, much safer, and now is covered by most insurance plans. Read more about alternatives at nyheadache.Com. ...Read more

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Which is a safer, lower side effect profile drug, topamax (topiramate) or oxcarbazapine (in general terms, obv individuals vary)?

Which is a safer, lower side effect profile drug, topamax (topiramate) 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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I am currently taking the medication Topamax--Generic Brand is Topiramate. I want to start taking Viagra due to ED Problems. Is it ok to take both ?

I am currently taking the medication Topamax--Generic Brand is Topiramate. I want to start taking Viagra due to ED Problems. Is it ok to take both ?

Pharmacist: Your pharmacist can be very helpful in answering this important question as he/she has access to up to date information on medicine interactions. I believe that Viagra does not interact with topamax, but would double check this with your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Which would you say is the most effective drug in treating idiopathic Intercranial hypertension? I'm scared about taking Topiramate

Several choices: Many pts do well with Diamox, (acetazolamide) but some have good responses from glycerol, and even furosemide. Have never been impressed with success from topirimate, and your other medications would be unlikely to help either. ...Read more

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I'm taking Topamax (topiramate) 200mg and wellbutrin 400mg will they both help me lose weight I'm trying to lose 20 I take for psychotropic medications?

I'm taking Topamax (topiramate) 200mg and wellbutrin 400mg will they both help me lose weight I'm trying to lose 20 I take for psychotropic medications?

Maybe: The manufacturers of Topamax (topiramate) suggest that it can control binge eating, and welbutrin is somewaht activating so they may help. However,the best way to look at these meds is that they are prescribed to treat your psychiatric condition and that at least they are not know for causing weight gain and do not stand in your way. Topamax (topiramate) is a serious medication and needs to be taken exactly as prescribed. ...Read more

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Can the medication topamax (topiramate) cause palinopsia? I'm on it for frequent migraines and have started noticing trailing in vision and sensitivity to light.

Can the medication topamax (topiramate) cause palinopsia? I'm on it  for frequent migraines and have started noticing trailing in vision and sensitivity to light.

See eye doctor.: I do not think that palinopsia or having trailing images, as a specific complaint, is listed as a known complication. This medication, however excellent, has been known to cause significant eye problems that can be irreversible. Such things as narrow angle glaucoma can also occur. I would ask for the pressure in your eyes to be checked now and see your eye doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the medication topamax (topiramate) contain aspirin?

No: Topamax (topiramate) is a newer anticonvulsant medication that blocks voltage-gated sodium ion channels. It is also used in migraine prevention treatment. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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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

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Is Depakote or Topamax (topiramate) generally regarded as the stronger Migraine medication?

Is Depakote or Topamax (topiramate) generally regarded as the stronger Migraine medication?

No difference: There is no such thing as " stronger ", "best" or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more

Topamax (Definition)

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