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Are side effects of topamax (topiramate) permanent or only when you are taking it?

Are side effects of topamax (topiramate) permanent or only when you are taking it?

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

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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 possible for topamax (topiramate) to cause permanent side effects and withdrawal symptoms?

Is it possible for topamax (topiramate) to cause permanent side effects and withdrawal symptoms?

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

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Side effects to topamax (topiramate)?

Topamax (topiramate) side effects: I agree 100%. We have seen some dramatic weight loss in some patients on topamax (topiramate) and I have several patients whose type ii diabetes has resolved from the associated weight loss. My poster child for topamax (topiramate) 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 more

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What are the side effects from topamax (topiramate)?

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

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Is taking topiramate safe and what are the side effects?

Is taking topiramate safe and what are the side effects?

Topamax (topiramate): Safe. Some side effects are nausea, headaches, sedation, cramps, etc. ...Read more

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I would like to know the side effects of topiramate/topamax?

See below: 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; trouble sleeping; weight loss. ...Read more

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Any solutions for memory side effects of topamax (topiramate)?

Topamax (topiramate): Best solution is to wean off it. If this is not possible then perhaps decreasing the dose or taking it at night might help. Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the side effects of topamax (topiramate)?

Several weeks: I assume you are asking how long they jast...Usually things get better after several weeks. ...Read more

Topamax (Definition)

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