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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
Variable: 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: •fluids •dialysis •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
Treated?: 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?
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?
None Indicated: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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