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Medicine For Topamax Overdose
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
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
Yes: Yes, unfortunately you can. If you take a lot of it, I would say that you can overdose on almost any medication, regardless of how safe the "safety profile" is. The amount of medication you need to take to overdose depends on the medication itself. Whether it is enough to be fatal also depends on the medication and the amount taken. Hope this helps. ...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
Excess topamax dose: Topamax is an anti-convulsant/neuro-modulator that is widely used in both psychiatry, pain medicine and neurology. It dampens seizure activity, dampens manic/hypomanic symptoms, and reduces neuropathic pain. Normal dosing is 50-400mg /day. Overdosing generally causes severe sedation and only respiratory depression at extremely high doses. The worry is rashes which can lead to massive skin loss ...Read more
Hi I want ask about topamax (topiramate) medicine I have 18 years and I took it from 4 years as yet is this medicine has negative point to me or bad results in fut?
Regular lab tests: Presuming you are taking it for a significant and necessary medical cause, watching your liver enzymes and blood counts through regular blood tests should mitigate most any long term effects. ...Read more
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
I just started taking topamax (topiramate) 75mgmg experienced chest pains this didn't happened on 50 mg is this a sign of overdose?
Have IIH. Day 2 of Taking 25MG Topiramate, IIH symptoms much worse since day 1. Should I stop use? Or is this "My body getting used to the medicine"?
Talk to your Doctor: It is unlikely that the Topamax (topiramate) is to blame DIRECTLY for worsening headaches since it generally used as a very good prophylactic agent in treating chronic migraines, however, there could be drug to drug interactions going on with other meds you're taking or your condition itself just spontaneously got worse coincidentally....maybe you just had a "bad day" with your IIH? Otherwise, talk to your doc ...Read more
I'm taking the drug topamax (topiramate) for migraines 100 milligrams a day how long I need to be off it if I want to get pregnant?
I - 3 months: The minimum 1 month but 3 months would be preferable ...Read more
If my migraines are managed by a preventative medicine (topamax) would the effects of them like trailing in vision go away or would that still happen?
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
I have had a cough for three weeks now and have been taking otc cough medicine but have just been prescribed topamax (topiramate) for weight. Can I mix the two?
No reports: Different OTC cough meds are different, but robitussin cold/flu is a safe mix. You don't say how obese you are, but there are reasons to be concerned about Topamax (topiramate) for this purpose. Talk to the Dr about the safety - especially if you hope to have children. Consider the full range of weight control strategies and include the safety risks that matter. ...Read more
For rapidly weight lose what medicines is ore effective Wellbutrin XL or Topamax (topiramate), (topiramate) can I use them same time or morning wellbutrin evening Topamax (topiramate)? safe?
These medications ARE NOT meant to be used for weight loss and ARE NOT SAFEto be used for that indication. Rapid weight loss in itself is not safe.
All medications have side effects, so should only be used when absolutely needed.
If you wish to loose weight eat clean and exercise. If you are significantly overweight surgery may be an option- talk to your physician. ...Read more
Which would you say is the most effective drug in treating idiopathic Intercranial hypertension? I'm scared about taking Topiramate
Hello I take the drug topamax (topiramate) 100 milligrams a day what it would be a good birth control I can used while taking this drug?
Something that works: You want a birth control that works well because pregnant while on Topomax can cause serious birth defects. If you are very good about taking pills daily, oral contraceptives are fine. Otherwise, Implanon or Depo may be your best bets to make sure you have consistent and reliable contraception in place. Talk over options with your OB/GYN. ...Read more
How do these drugs interact when you are taking 1.78 mg levothyroxine, 260 mg propranolol and 200 mg topamax (topiramate)? What effects do all of these drugs have on the body when taken together in these doses?
None listed as signi: None listed as significant. However, I see different reactions with drugs for different people but there does not seem to be any reactions with these three used together. ...Read more
I'm bipolar 1 and take lamictal 150 mg and topamax 100mg is this enough medicine to keep my moods stable?
Possibly: Bipolar I (older term is manic-depressive) is a serious psychiatric disorder. You should be seen regularly by a psychiatrist to best answer your question. Goal of meds is to control extremes of mood swings and restore more normal functioning. Meds are individualized, so this combination may be fine for you. But be safe and keep regular appointments with prescribing doc, who should know you well. ...Read more
Not primary use: Topamax (topiramate) is an anti-seizure medication. It is also used to treat different phases of bipolar disease. It has many side effects. Anorexia leading o loss of weight is a less common one. However, your dr might just prescribe it to counteract weight gain from other psychotropic discuss with your dr? Don't try to use it without medical supervision. ...Read more
If I am taking the medicine topiramate (25 mg tablet), can I take alive for really bad menstrual cramps?
Topamax (topiramate) and Aleve: In general you may use these together but caution about effect on liver is advised. Naproxen liver damage is rare; we monitor liver function when prescribing topamax (topiramate). If you use Naproxen (aleve) sparingly during your period, this should be fine. But always check with the doctor who prescribed the topirimate (topamax (topiramate)). ...Read more
What's best medicine for tic? Levetiracetam, Valporate or topamax (topiramate)? Which one has less confused side effect?
Hard to say: Picking a medication for a particular problem such as tics is not so much of an EENY MEENY MINEY MO type of endeavor as much as it is one which must take into account the entire clinical picture of the patient, the age, the gender, other issues that are afoot in that patient. The best treatment is to discover the cause of the tic disorder which can be inherited or acquired then, go from there. ...Read more
I want to know what it means when a drug blocks sodium channels in the brain. Is that good or bad for my metabolism? Topiramate.
The way it works: Blocking sodium channels in the brain is the MECHANISM OF ACTION in most antiseizure drugs. Changing electrical activity in this way reduces/controls epileptic fits. Since it's CRITICAL to control seizures we feel that possible side effects on overall metabolism by sodium blockade is an acceptable tradeoff of side effects that could act systemically. Questions? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Taking topiramate (250mg 2x daily) and vimpat (lacosamide) (150mg 2x daily) and still getting bad migraines and generalized seizures. Do I need to try diff drug?
See HA specialist: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective treatment involves 3 specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological 3) pharmacological (medical) management. Prophylactic therapy is recommended for the chronic and disabling migraine. Some migraine patients are prone to medication overuse headaches. See orofacial pain or headache specialist. ...Read more