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Permanent Topamax Side Effects
Temporary: Usually only for the first few weeks you take it. All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. 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;. ...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
Have not seen or: heard about any cases where Topirimate side effects did not go away after the drug was stopped. You don't say what your symptoms are, so I have no clue. It certainly has been reported to have a discontinuation syndrome with anxiety, insomnia, and even seizures, and it is always recommended, with ANY anticonvulsant, to taper it and not stop abruptly unless for severe side effects. ...Read more
Topamax side effects: I agree 100%. We have seen some dramatic weight loss in some patients on topamax and I have several patients whose type ii diabetes has resolved from the associated weight loss. My poster child for topamax lost about 150 lbs. Not everyone tolerates it and it has be be tapered up very slowly. About 40% of patients eem to get some significant weight loss from our experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most common are...: 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; weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Topamax for 12 months . On 200 mg and am now experiencing many serious side effects. Have 50 mg tabs. Ok to dec. By 50mg per week?
Take as prescribed: Talk with your doctor first. This is very important with topamax and especially since you are experiencing side-effects. Some people do well, however, tapering the dose by 50 mg per week, i.e. Decrease to 150 mg week 1, then to 100 mg week 2, then 50 mg week 3. Pharmacists are very knowledgeable and you may want to speak with your pharmacist as well. ...Read more
Numbness,stones: The most common is nubness and tingling which respond by adding potassium next is kidnet stones, need extra hydration third is speech difficulty need to start with 25 mg and double every 2 weeks, very slow introduction and the best of all is weight loss which is very desirable for obesity, as a matter of fact they are making topomax and Phentermine for weight loss. ...Read more
Several weeks: I assume you are asking how long they jast...Usually things get better after several weeks. ...Read more
Possibly: But if you experience problems longer than 3-4 weeks, and it is intolerable, best to find alternative med. ...Read more
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