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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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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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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 just got prescribed medication to deal with my depression anxiety and anger. Is 50mg of topamax daily and 5 mg of Abilify (aripiprazole) safe?

I just got prescribed medication to deal with my depression anxiety and anger. Is 50mg of topamax daily and 5 mg of Abilify (aripiprazole) safe?

Depression: Yes. These are excellent medications that can improve your mood and stabilize your emotional swings. Talk therapy is an important addition to the medications. Be patient as these medications can take time to have an effect on your emotions. ...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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Is topiramate safe for a 15 year old?

Yes: Used appropriately and properly monitored, topiramate is quite safe. ...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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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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Topamax (Definition)

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