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Topamax And Magnesium
Can you take Depakote and Topamax (topiramate) together? Is 500mg Depakote safe with 50mg of Topamax (topiramate)?
Yes & yes, BUT...: ...you didn't just wander into a pharmacy and made an impulse purchase. You got Rxs from a doctor for a reason, not just on a whim. Why are you trying to go around him/her? Asking anyone other than the MD who knows you and who knows the rationale for your treatment is unwise at best and dangerous at worst. You are entitled to an explanation in terms you understand FROM YOUR DOCTOR. ...Read more
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
Releive headache: Both medications relieve headaches. Exact mechanism is not known. ...Read more
Prevention: Riboflavin, magnesium, butterbur, feverfew, and coq-10 have been used daily to prevent migraine headaches. Quality research has suggested good success, especially with purified butterbur and riboflavin. All are available without a prescription, and, in some cases, rival success of prescription items. ...Read more
What's the difference between regular magnesium supplements and magnesium citrate and magnesuim chloride?
Could my drug regimen of depakote, omeprazole, percocet, calcium, and vitamin d be causing constipation?
No: A healthy 20 yo male should not be on any supplements that have not been proven to treat or prevent anything, in this stage and age we try to practice evidence based medicine and none of the supplements mentioned have been proven to provide any benefit. You need a healthy lifestyle, balanced diet, any multivitamin (maybe) and plenty of exercise. There are no shortcuts (unfortunately). ...Read more
Magnesium level is 1.6. Take Zoloft losartan betapace and nexium (esomeprazole).No kidney issues. Dr prescribed 400mg magnesium oxide. Interactions with meds?
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Topamax, (topiramate) Sodium Valproate, Depakote and Lamictal, which are best for migraine aura, and which have the most side effects?
Migraine: Prophylaxis with either Topamax (topiramate) or Depakote would be considered first line aggressive therapy (for males). With Depakote (sodium divalproate) we often see weight gain and a fine tremor (especially in older adults). With Topamax (topiramate) there are more side effects (weight loss, parasthesias, change in sense of taste, inability to sweat, glaucoma, kidney stones ) www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read more
Yes: no clear evidence but I dont see an issue ...Read more
Can topamax (topiramate) be used with riperdol at low dosage? Topamax (topiramate) 25mg & riperdol .5mg. Also at 50 mg of zoloft. How will these interact together?
MayChangeRisp Dose: Studies have been mixed: indicating no effect between topiramate/risperdal, but other study indicating topiramate reduced Risperdal by 25%. Basicclinpharmtoxicol2007;100:4.Clinneuropsychopharm2007;30:107. Sertraline not an issue. Will need to monitor and md may need to incr risp dose to maintain effect. Work closely with your md! talk about all of your questions ; concerns! ...Read more
Yes, you can: The serotonin precursor oxitriptan may be useful for refractory depression and chronic pain. Topamax (topiramate) is antiepileptic drug have proven effectiveness in migraine prophylaxis. No interaction between these two drugs. Always talk with your doctor before changing or adding a new medication. ...Read more