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Take Topamax Topiramate
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
Yes: It's better to stay on schedule if possible. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple answer is yes: Yes they can be taken together under the care of an md though so that the dosages can be titrated slowly and to effect. The two medications are different, with different profiles and can be used together for synergism depending on the ailment that is in question. ...Read more
Topamax/Adderall: As prescribed, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
I take topamax (topiramate) for migraines 2x daily, is it safe to discontinue it suddenly? I lost my insurance & it is to expensive for me to purchase.
No: With any neurologic medication it is best to taper down the dose instead of stopping it suddenly. By stopping it suddenly you may experience some side effects such as mood disturbances, headaches, insomnia, anxiety. Ask you provider to give you a regimen to come off of it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take Topamax (topiramate) to work on migraine versus Propranalol extended release?
6-8 weeks: Many of the beta-blocker medications (propranolol) come in long-acting formulations. Compared with propranolol, low-dose Topamax (topiramate) has better results. It will take several weeks to see enough changes in your symptoms to decide if Topamax (topiramate) is the right medication for you. ...Read more
Every morn i wake up with headache. Take topamax (topiramate) 50 mg qam & 100 mg qhs & desipramine 50 mg qhs. What do you suggest?
Reason for meds: Desipramine is an antidepressant. Depression can cause many somatic symptoms including headache, so an increase in desipramine may be indicated. Topamax (topiramate) can be used for several different conditions including migraine headache prophylaxis. Doses up to 200 mg daily may be used for this indication. Talk to your prescribing doctor about a possible increase in topomax or desipramine. ...Read more
I'm afried to take topamax (topiramate) i'm scared if the side affects my doc wants me to take 25mg 2xs a day for headches don't think I have miagranes tho?
Keep getting severe headaches I take topamax (topiramate) 50mg twice a day but the OTC meds do not work. What do I do?
Some answers: It would help to know what kind of headaches you have. They may be migraines. I cannot tell from this information. If you have frequent migraines, preventive medicine is recommended. How frequently do you have them? Preventive medicine may not stop them, but ideally, it should reduce them. You should also have something to stop the migraines when the start. An abortive medicine - triptan. ...Read more
Can you take topamax, (topiramate) wellbutrin and Adderall at the same time? I don't mean one after the other, i mean can you be on them the same time?
Is it safe to take Unisom when you also take Topamax (topiramate)? I really need a good night of sleep. Very worried about someting and can't sleep well.
I take topamax (topiramate) once daily to prevent migraines. Recently I have noticed an increase in migraines could i be building a tolerance? Is that common?
I have IIH, take Topamax (topiramate) and have terrible headaches. I've noticed when reading on my phone, the text looks like sand that's been blown over by wind?
I have bad migraine headaches and sometimes I pass out I take Topamax (topiramate) and zonisamide but it doesn't help...what else can I do or what cause all of that?
Follow with your MD: You taking two drugs which are used for seizures and for Migraine Prevention as well.We don't know the dosage and how often you are taking these meds.You did not say what you take to relieve and some time abort the attack of Migraine You need to follow up with your treating Doctor/Neurologist and follow his/her advice.We on this site really can not recommend what you can do with information given ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk vs benefit: Check out http://www.Drugs.Com/disease-interactions/topiramate, topamax.Html which discusses risk of metabolic acidosis especially in those w/heart failure who take topiramate. It's important that you analyze w/prescribing doctor your individual risks & benefits from this medication. Ask about alternatives that may have lower risk. ...Read more
Topamax (topiramate) numbness: Numbness, tingling in the fingers is a common side effect of topamax (topiramate). One reference stated it was as high as 23.7% of users. I dont know if this or any other effect is dependent upon dosage or how it interacts withy other problems or tingling history before the use of the medication but id thinkt that it might be worse if there was prior history of numbness before use. Tell your doctor about it! ...Read more
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