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Dose Topamax (topiramate) decrease or increase your desire to want to have sexual intercourse?

Dose Topamax (topiramate) decrease or increase your desire to want to have sexual intercourse?

Topamax (topiramate) and Sex: For many people Topamax (topiramate) can make a big difference in the quality of life as a headache/migraine prevention medication. Reduced sex drive is considered a rare side effect of the Topamax (topiramate). The sexual side effects like of anorgasmia or sexual dysfunction are not well researched or reported. ...Read more

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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What are common side effects of Topamax?

What are common side effects of Topamax?

Topamax: The most common side effects of Topamax include tiredness, drowsiness, dizziness, nervousness, numbness, problems with coordination, weight loss, and diarrhea. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Side effects of topamax (topiramate) for my migraines?

Side effects of topamax (topiramate) for my migraines?

Many and varied: Topamax (topiramate) causes a number of side effects, ranging from mild (tingling around the lips, altered taste of carbonated beverages), to severe (liver damage, memory problems). It also causes appetite suppression, which can lead to weight loss in some patients. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Topamax (topiramate)? Can it be used for fibromyalgia?

What are the side effects of Topamax (topiramate)? Can it be used for fibromyalgia?

Best talk to doctor: A common side effect is mild cognitive interference (reversible). A less common side effect that should be considered is kidney stones. However, as with any medicine, there is a long list of potential, uncommon side effects. You should ask your prescribing doctors which ones you should be aware of and how to think about their possibility. ...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)?

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

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Do the side effects of topamax (topiramate) go away while taking it?

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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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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What are the side effects of topamax (topiramate) 50 mg a day for migraine

Potentially: Drowsiness, hand tingling, metabolic acidosis, risk of heat stroke (mostly kids), narrow angle glaucoma, kidney stones, weight loss, interference with speech and memory. So, does that seem to fit with your complaints? Do seek out your doctor, as there are plenty of meds available to deal with migraine, and maybe topirimate is not your best drug. ...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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Could sam-e cause sexual side effects?

Could sam-e cause sexual side effects?

Probably not: Actually, there is some European literature that suggests SAM-e may have a positive affect on male arousal and sexual dysfunction. That beitng said, it can cause anxiety, restlessness, headache, and insomnia, as well as gas, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, dry mouth, headache, anorexia, sweating, and dizziness. Side effects are worse at higher doses. ...Read more

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Why norepinephrines cause sexual side effects?

Why norepinephrines cause sexual side effects?

Norepinephrine: Norepinephrine and some other neurotransmitter can have side effects because of their inherent pharmocokinetics...Or how they work. If you have side effect, discuss other options with your physician. ...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 am being wend off topiramate. What are the side effects of being wend off?

Anxiety: Stopping topiramate may be associated with anxiety and weight gain. The symptoms you are taking the med for may return. Talk to your doctor about stopping the med and let her know why as she will know your history better and offer more advice. Good luck. ...Read more

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True that serzone has no sexual side effects?

True that serzone has no sexual side effects?

Generally much less!: One possibly important way in which Nefazodone differs from other ssris is that while use of ssris is often associated with sexual dysfunction and sleep disturbances, these side-effects have been reported infrequently in people taking nefazodone. ...Read more

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Is there anxiety meds with no sexual side effects?

Is there anxiety meds with no sexual side effects?

Yes: Discuss your concerns about sexual side effects of your anxiety medications with your doctor and ask if alternative medications without this side effect will be helpful for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does celexa (citalopram) have sexual side effects?

Does celexa (citalopram) have sexual side effects?

Yes, it can in: About 10-15%of patients, including delayed ejaculation, inabilty to achieve orgasm. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawl side effects of topiramate?

Topamax (topiramate) withdrawal: Topiramate (Topamax (topiramate)) is a newer anticonvulsant that blocks voltage-gated sodium ion channels. Topamax (topiramate) should not be discontinued abruptly or withdrawal symptoms, including confusion, loss of hearing or vision, fear, panic, convulsions, difficulty talking, tremors, headaches, just to name a few. Topamax (topiramate) should be gradually tapered down 25 mg every3-4 days. ...Read more

Topamax (Definition)

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