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Take Topamax Topiramate
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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 more
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.
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?
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?
Yes: No problem. But, with your afib. Make sure to get your Coumadin (warfarin) levels checked regularly if you are on these and get cardiac clearance from your cardiologist as well. ...Read more
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?
Dosage: Typical topirimate dose is 50 mg twice daily, but in many cases, the dose needs escalation. In some cases, a fairly high dose may be required. See your doctor about adjusting the level or even using some different medication. ...Read more
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 more
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 don't 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
I would not:
This is a very hard medication with low success rate and lots of complication.
The problems you point out are more likely associated with neurotransmitter imbalance and would be better served by rebalancing the neurotransmitters.
Visit www. Neurosciencemyts. Com and read the large web site to see many of the issues that are covered and see how they reflect your problem. Also find a doctor to help ...Read more
My migraines are Getting out of control. I have tried every non narcotic there is and nothing works. I take topamax (topiramate). And been treated for TMJ?
I am working at a paper mill, f/t for the summer and I take topamax (topiramate) 2x for H/A, I get thirsty and hot super quick working in the heat? Why is that?
Drug side effect: Topamax (topiramate) can cause a condition known as anhydrosis or not sweating. This is a common side effect of the medication. Patients taking this medication should be advised to stay well hydrated. If it all possible you should take a water bottle to work and drink regularly as you make it overheated. Please let your doctor know about the conditions in which you work. This may not be the right drug for prevent headach ...Read more
I take topamax (topiramate) 150 mg per day for headaches/seizures. Is it possible those med adjustments cause my hypokalemia?
Yes its possible.: Yes indeed, topamax (topiramate) can cause infrequent side effects of dehydration, low potassium (hypokalemia), and low calcium (hypocalcemia). Severeal medical studies support this finding. Definitely discuss this with your doctor and see if a different medication might be better for you. ...Read more