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Topamax (Overview)

Topiramate is a seizure agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


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What can topamax (topiramate) do to your body?

What can topamax (topiramate) do to your body?

See side effects: Topomax has a wide variety of uses. It is used to treat everything from migraines, binge eating, alcoholism and post traumatic stress disorder. Side effects include short-term memory loss, word finding difficulty, numbness and tingling, upper respiratory tract infections, diarrhea, nausea and anorexia. Side effects which most commonly lead to discontinuing the drug include fatigue and confusion. ...Read more

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Topamax (Overview)

Topiramate is a seizure agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


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I was prescribed topamax (topiramate), (topiramate) to take with my phentermine. What exactly is topamax (topiramate) prescribed for?

Topamax (topiramate): Topamax (topiramate) is a seizure medication. Topamax (topiramate) is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat seizures in adults and children. Topamax (topiramate) is also used to treat/prevent migraine headaches in adults. In your case, it might be prescribed for weight loss with phentermine. ...Read more

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How difficult is it to get a doctor to prescribe topamax (topiramate)?

How difficult is it to get a doctor to prescribe topamax (topiramate)?

No: Family doctors, neurologists or pain doctors can prescribe it if you need it. ...Read more

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I was prescribed topamax (topiramate) and noraflex is them bad meds I seen topmax on recall.. Im scared to take it.. What do they both do for stomach how do it wrk?

I was prescribed topamax (topiramate) and noraflex is them bad meds I seen topmax on recall.. Im scared to take it.. What do they both do for stomach how do it wrk?

Lack of trust: I am a neurologist who wrote more than 4000 prescription of topamax--it has been god send for chronic migraine patient and every woman who has migraine and want to lose weight topamax brought in sales of $538 million in 2010, a decline of over 50% from 2009. Norflex is just a muscle relaxant--i am writing this before you even tell us what is your diagnosis--but you suspect bad medicine. ...Read more

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Used topamax (topiramate) 100 for 3 weeks then stoped sudenly last weekcoz of dyspnea. It is becoming worse now. Will i wil get rid of side effects of this drug.

Used topamax (topiramate) 100 for 3 weeks then stoped sudenly last weekcoz of dyspnea. It is becoming worse now. Will i wil get rid of side effects of this drug.

Shortness of breath: If you stopped topamax (topiramate) but your shortness of breath is not getting better, i doubt this is related to topamax (topiramate). If it's not improving, you will need to have it looked at by a doc. ...Read more

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Is topamax (topiramate) effective for anxiety relief?

Is topamax (topiramate) effective for anxiety relief?

NOT INDICATED: Topamax (topiramate) is in the class of anti-convulsant medications, so used for seizures. Also used for migraine prophylaxis. Not too sure about use for anxiety as that is very off labile. Lots of other medications are indicated. ...Read more

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My opthalmologist thinks I have cluster headaches & should see a neurologist. What can they do for me if I do and does topamax (topiramate) work for them?

Yes, could help: Cluster headaches could well be a problem for males in your age group, and could provoke significant problems if uncontrolled. Breathing of 100% oxygen may help, but even better would be a preventative approach such as topamax, (topiramate) but depakote, beta blockers and calcium channel blockers may also help. Even some otc remedies could work. Neurology should be able to help. ...Read more

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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