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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


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I am being treated with both diamox and topamax. All medications have helped my headaches to lessen. I've had my vision looked at by a neuro-ophthalmologist. I have mild paps. Since my headaches are not improving does that mean I need to increase the

I am being treated with both diamox and topamax. All medications have helped my headaches to lessen. I've had my vision looked at by a neuro-ophthalmologist. I have mild paps. Since my headaches are not improving does that mean I need to increase the

Complex: Your case is complex, and thus you need to speak to your neuroophthalmologist in more detail. They should be able to assess your headaches along with your vision to see what signs and symptoms are present that a diagnostic plan can be created and altered to address your issues. ...Read more

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Can you take the medications topamax (topiramate) and campral together?

Can you take the medications topamax (topiramate) and campral together?

Yes: These meds could be taken together, I am not aware if any studies have been done studying these meds together and if that increases rates of abstinance from alcohol. But in theory they may complement each other. I will emphazie however that medications alone are rarely if ever enough to stop problem drinking but can be helpful if used with psycosocial support such as aa or counseling. ...Read more

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I am currently taking the medication Topamax--Generic Brand is Topiramate. I want to start taking Viagra due to ED Problems. Is it ok to take both?

I am currently taking the medication Topamax--Generic Brand is Topiramate. I want to start taking Viagra due to ED Problems. Is it ok to take both?

Pharmacist: Your pharmacist can be very helpful in answering this important question as he/she has access to up to date information on medicine interactions. I believe that Viagra does not interact with topamax, but would double check this with your pharmacist. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the medication topamax (topiramate) contain aspirin?

I was wondering does the medication topamax (topiramate) contain aspirin?

No: Topamax (topiramate) is a newer anticonvulsant medication that blocks voltage-gated sodium ion channels. It is also used in migraine prevention treatment. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take the medications topamax (topiramate) or campral while taking talwin nx?

Is it okay to take the medications topamax (topiramate) or campral while taking talwin nx?

Yes: There are no contraindications to taking these two medications together. They both can cause drowsiness so there may be an additive effect from that standpoint. ...Read more

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Can the medication topamax (topiramate) cause palinopsia? I'm on it for frequent migraines and have started noticing trailing in vision and sensitivity to light.

Can the medication topamax (topiramate) cause palinopsia? I'm on it for frequent migraines and have started noticing trailing in vision and sensitivity to light.

See eye doctor.: I do not think that palinopsia or having trailing images, as a specific complaint, is listed as a known complication. This medication, however excellent, has been known to cause significant eye problems that can be irreversible. Such things as narrow angle glaucoma can also occur. I would ask for the pressure in your eyes to be checked now and see your eye doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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I suffer from migraines and pass out. I am on topamax, (topiramate) and migraine medication.... Any recomendations?

Exercise, magnesium: If the MRI and eeg are normal, aerobic exercise, regular low-carb meals, magnesium, coq10, and other supplements can help. Topamax (topiramate) can cause many side effects, including kidney stones in 20%, acidosis with fatigue and malaise, memory difficulties, and many other. Botox is much more effective, much safer, and now is covered by most insurance plans. Read more about alternatives at nyheadache. Com. ...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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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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I'm taking 100mg of topamax (topiramate) and its not working anymore. Lortab 5 isn't working now either. I don't want more medication. What options do I have?

Why r u taking meds?: You didn't mention why you're taking topamax (topiramate) & lortab so I can't really guess what your options would be. If you're taking topamax (topiramate) to prevent seizures, there are many options. Same goes for migraines. Even weight loss. And lortab for pain. Lots of options. Bottom line: talk to your doc. Tell her/him what you've noted above. S/he can offer you appropriate options for your condition. ...Read more

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Is Depakote or Topamax (topiramate) generally regarded as the stronger Migraine medication?

Is Depakote or Topamax (topiramate) generally regarded as the stronger Migraine medication?

No difference: There is no such thing as " stronger ", "best" or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more

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I have been having lots of bruises of unknown origin. Could they be caused by my medication Topiramate?

I have been having lots of bruises of unknown origin. Could they be caused by my medication Topiramate?

Unlikely: I'm not aware of Topiramate lowering platelets or affecting bleeding factors, both of which could lead to easy bruising. You should consult your doctor and have blood tests to determine other possible causes and to potentially help guide treatment. ...Read more

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I'm taking Topamax (topiramate) 200mg and wellbutrin 400mg will they both help me lose weight I'm trying to lose 20 I take for psychotropic medications?

I'm taking Topamax (topiramate) 200mg and wellbutrin 400mg will they both help me lose weight I'm trying to lose 20 I take for psychotropic medications?

Maybe: The manufacturers of Topamax (topiramate) suggest that it can control binge eating, and welbutrin is somewaht activating so they may help. However, the best way to look at these meds is that they are prescribed to treat your psychiatric condition and that at least they are not know for causing weight gain and do not stand in your way. Topamax (topiramate) is a serious medication and needs to be taken exactly as prescribed. ...Read more

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What can I expect to happen when I take Topiramate for my IIH. I'm scared of taking medication, and I've read I could lose my hair?!

What can I expect to happen when I take Topiramate for my IIH. I'm scared of taking medication, and I've read I could lose my hair?!

Pseudotumor cerebri: also, called IIH is not a benign condition. Many patients suffer from disabling headache, papilledema and blindness. The treatment is limited and has two goals: pain control and the preservation of blindness. Any medicine has the potential to cause side effects. The benefits of any medicine must be weighed against its possible risks. Take care. ...Read more

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Can topamax (topiramate) help for other ha's besides miagranes & can this medication cause high blood pressure or any serous problems? I take 2x a day 25mg each

Can topamax (topiramate) help for other ha's besides miagranes & can this medication cause high blood pressure or any serous problems? I take 2x a day 25mg each

Clusters also: Topamax (topiramate) can also be used to treat cluster headaches. As with any medication side effects are possible. The most common side effects fortopamax are numbness & tingling, fatigue, taste change, weight loss, difficutly with concentration/memory. This if course, is not a complete list. Check the insert that came with your rx for complete list of side effects. Elevated BP is not one of them. ...Read more

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My husband has epilepsy and is on topamax, (topiramate) depakote, and felbatol. Isn't that too many medications?

Epilepsy treatment: If that is the medication regimen that works to keep his seizures under control then it is appropriate. If you still have questions I would recommend you get a second opinion from another neurologist. ...Read more

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I just got prescribed medication to deal with my depression anxiety and anger. Is 50mg of topamax daily and 5 mg of Abilify (aripiprazole) safe?

I just got prescribed medication to deal with my depression anxiety and anger. Is 50mg of topamax daily and 5 mg of Abilify (aripiprazole) safe?

Depression: Yes. These are excellent medications that can improve your mood and stabilize your emotional swings. Talk therapy is an important addition to the medications. Be patient as these medications can take time to have an effect on your emotions. ...Read more

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I’m on the following medication & would like to fall pregnant. Is it safe? Topiramate, Duloxetine & Quetiapine. If not, what time frame before I try?

I’m on the following medication & would like to fall pregnant. Is it safe? Topiramate, Duloxetine & Quetiapine. If not, what time frame before I try?

Meds and pregnancy: That regimen cannot be maintained if you’re family planning as they’ll be potentially harmful to the baby. You need to consult your prescribing physician and either eliminate these medications or switch them to alternatives that would be considered safe during pregnancy. ...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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What medication can be used along with seroquel weight gain? I've read about metformin and topamax (topiramate) Adderall 5mg caused weight loss before on seroquel

What medication can be used along with seroquel weight gain? I've read about metformin and topamax (topiramate) Adderall 5mg caused weight loss before on seroquel

The best : Solution is diet, exercise and burning off more calories than you take in. You need to discuss any potential medications with your doctor to make sure they're appropriate for you and won't have any harmful interactions. ...Read more

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Curious about the weightloss medication, Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate)? With PCOS it's hard to lose weight on your own, is this something that would help?

Curious about the weightloss medication, Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate)? With PCOS it's hard to lose weight on your own, is this something that would help?

It may: Help, but only as long as you take it, and has potential side effects. Diet and exercise are needed. Metformin may help to reduce the basic metabolic problem of insulin resistance. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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I am taking lexapro, topamax, buspar, Xanax, adderall xr, and lunesta (eszopiclone) do you think my doctor has me on to many medications?

I am taking lexapro, topamax, buspar, Xanax, adderall xr, and lunesta (eszopiclone) do you think my doctor has me on to many medications?

Review with doctor: Agree with comments made by others re drug interactions and need to justify each med. Meantime, write down each med/dose/when started/possible side effects and review each one with prescribing doctor. Good to question if too many meds. Write down when you felt your best and worst since on these meds. Tell doctor you'd like to cut back meds and how to do that. Can do same if you want a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Which is a safer, lower side effect profile drug, topamax (topiramate) or oxcarbazapine (in general terms, obv individuals vary)?

Which is a safer, lower side effect profile drug, topamax (topiramate) or oxcarbazapine (in general terms, obv individuals vary)?

Don't 2nd guess: Neither is w/o risk and they are Rx'd for different (w/ overlap) conditions. You need to work w/ your Dr on selecting the best for you — say clearly that safety is impt to you. Know what they expect it to for your condition. Side EFX are pretty similar for both — your other health issues might be the swing vote. ...Read more

Topamax (Definition)

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