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How safe is topamax (topiramate) during pregnancy?

How safe is topamax (topiramate) during pregnancy?

Cleft palate: There is increased risk of cleft lip and palate fda changed warning from category c to d. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Does topamax (topiramate) hurt a pregnancy should I take it while pregnant?

Does topamax (topiramate) hurt a pregnancy should I take it while pregnant?

Should be avoided if: Topamax (topiramate) is considered a category d drug, meaning there are definite birth defects noted. It depends on what you are taking it for. If it is for seizures, the best thing to do is ask your neurologist if it is absolutely necessary. If it is for migraines or pain issues, you may want to wean off prior to getting pregnant. If you must be on it, Folic Acid needs to be taken daily. ...Read more

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To what extent is topamax (topiramate) to take during pregnancy considered safe?

To what extent is topamax (topiramate) to take during pregnancy considered safe?

Definitely no: You are taking it for migraines i assume. Mo meds like this in pregnancy at all.Migraines are neurotransmitter imbalance and need to be rebalanced. Visit www.Neurosciencemyths.Com for information and to find a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the pregnancy rate on ineffective birth control (such as if you're taking topamax)?

Unknown: There is no data to best of my knowledge about rates of pregnancy, however because topiramate (topamax) decreases the effectiveness of birth control pills, the risk of unplanned pregnancy is high. ...Read more

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Could the medication 'divalproex sodium' or 'topiramate' affect an at home pregnancy test result cuz im 5 days late and it's negative i'm never late?

Could the medication 'divalproex sodium' or 'topiramate' affect an at home pregnancy test result cuz im 5 days late and it's negative i'm never late?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and this medication will not affect the test. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take topamax (topiramate) before having children? To prevent migraines? Studies show birth defects while taking it during pregnancy which I wouldn't do

Is it ok to take topamax (topiramate) before having children? To prevent migraines? Studies show birth defects while taking it during pregnancy which I wouldn't do

FDA News Release: FDA: Risk of oral birth defects in children born to mothers taking topiramate. "New data suggest that the drug Topamax (topiramate) and its generic versions increase the risk for the birth defects cleft lip and cleft palate in babies born to women who use the medication during pregnancy, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said today." See your OB/GYN for more information. ...Read more

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Can Topomax cause false negative pregnancy test?

Can Topomax cause  false negative pregnancy test?

No: If the test is a conventional pregnancy test, it should not make any differance. However, for the accuracy serum hCG test always available in an OBGYN's office. Good luck. ...Read more

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Took pregnancy test friday it was positive. Worried about meds i take, should I stop them 20 mg lisinopril and 100 mg of topomax?

Took pregnancy test friday it was positive. Worried about meds i take, should I stop them 20 mg lisinopril and 100 mg of topomax?

Category D: Both medications are category d: there is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk (e.g., if the drug is needed in a life-threatening situation or for a serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective). Ask your doctor asap for alternatives. ...Read more

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How to tapper off from topiramate?

Topiramate: I don't know if this being prescribed to you by a psychiatrist or a neurologist. I worry when I see this type of question, as it might mean that someone is considering coming off of a medication without fully discussing with the prescribing provider. I encourage you to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topiramate?

Please describe the medication: topiramate?

Versatile: 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. Occasion usage in psychiatry. ...Read more

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I overdosed on topamax; would that leave any permanent effects?

Treated?: I assume that if you wrote the question you lived through it, so at least that is not in question. There should be no lasting effects if you survived the acute od episode without problems. ...Read more

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Is topamax (topiramate) used for ocd?

Topamax (topiramate): No. It is used as seizure medication, mood stabilizer, migraine headaches prevention, among others. ...Read more

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Is topiramate good for weight loss?

OK: But in fact most weight loss specialist don't recommend topiramate as a medication for weight loss alone. Most typically it is used in combination with a stimulant like phentermine .. in fact there is a medication for weight loss known as Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) that is available as a combination of the two in one pill. ...Read more

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Can u overdose on topamax and omeprazole?

Can u overdose on topamax and omeprazole?

Yes: Yes, unfortunately you can. If you take a lot of it, I would say that you can overdose on almost any medication, regardless of how safe the "safety profile" is. The amount of medication you need to take to overdose depends on the medication itself. Whether it is enough to be fatal also depends on the medication and the amount taken. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does topamax (topiramate) cause depression ?

Does topamax (topiramate) cause depression ?

Yes, but: Only small number of patients may experience depression, suicidal thoughts/attempts, or other mental/mood problems. Contact the prescribing physician immediately if any of these rare but serious side effects occur. ...Read more

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How does topamax (topiramate) cause weight loss?

How does topamax (topiramate) cause weight loss?

Appetite loss: Weight loss is dose related. Topamax (topiramate) side effects are loss of appetite, nausea, and diarrhea. It also changes taste esp to carbonated beverages. ...Read more

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Can topamax (topiramate) be taken for depression?

Not recommended: Topamax (topiramate) is a newer anticonvulsant that prescribed for a variety of pain disorders including the prophylaxis of migraine headache. The recommended starting dose is 15-25 at night increasing very slowly to a dose two times a day. As a prophylactic medication you should take it daily as prescribed. Rec.: talk to yous physician for more information. ...Read more

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Can taking topamax (topiramate) cause weight loss?

Can taking topamax (topiramate) cause weight loss?

Yes: It has been studied as part of a weight loss combination pill. Can definitely cause weight loss as a side effect. ...Read more

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Can topamax (topiramate) cause metabolic acidosis?

Yes: Among the side effects, including cognitive issues, narrow angle glaucoma, heat stroke risk in kids, kidney stones; is also, metabolic acidosis, which can potentially be life threatening. It has been associated with kidney disease, and surgery. It is advised to stop topamax (topiramate) if surgery is planned. ...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


Topamax (Definition)

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