Doctor insights on:
I keep getting visual problems and nausea from taking topamax (topiramate)? Is there a better drug?
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
Definitely, yes: Topiramate is a newer anticonvulsant that blocks voltage-gated sodium ion channels. Because it is not extensively metabolized in the liver, topiramate is being promoted as the successor to Gabapentin and is prescribed for a variety of pain disorders including the prophylaxis of migraine headache. Common side effects are dry mouth, loss of appetite, slow thinking, and trouble concentrating. ...Read more
Began a thyroid med last week (mornings), but also take Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg and topiramate (eves). In mornings now wake with crosseyed double vision/nausea, and during day at times get disoriented/nauseous?
Taking 200 mg of topamax (topiramate) for ptc/iih. Anthing I can do to counteract side effects:nausea, extremity tingling, hair falling out, groggyness?
Probably not: If these effects haven't gone away within about 2 weeks after being on your current dose, the liklihood that these dise effects will completely abate is low. You will likely have to stop the topamax (topiramate) and this will have to be stopped gradually to avoid withdrawal seizures. ...Read more
Abdominal and back pain, black stools, and all day nausea for over 4 weeks. Dismissed by doctor, told it was due to taking Topiramate.
GI symptoms.: In sum, your symptoms could certainly be gastrointestinal in origin. And the black stools could represent bleeding in the GI tract (worst case scenario). I'd be hesitant to pawn all this off as merely an effect of a medication. ...Read more
Can I take phenergan (promethazine) if on wellbutrin, topamax, trileptal, klonopin, neurontin? No seizure history im aware of, don't drink or do drugs. Get migraines&nausea.
Pain in my left abdomen near bottom ribs & low back. Blood & WBC in urine, no pain with urination. CT scan normal. Thirst, nausea, malaise. Stopped taking topamax (topiramate) when the pain started. What's wrong?
Been on Topomax for 3 wks. 10 days mg / 11 days 50 mg. Stopping bc of bad nausea & affects. Dr said ok to just stop but shouldn't I taper off??
Yes, you should...: Since the medication is an anticonvulsant and mood stabilizer it would be a good idea to taper down... ...Read more
Taking 50mg of Topomax for chronic migraine. Did 25 for a week then 50. Started 2.5'weeks ago and still nausea from it. Will the nausea go away?
Started 25 topomax and 20 Prozac (fluoxetine) same time...which more likely to cause nausea and lack of appetite?
Have IIH, taking Topamax (topiramate). Have nausea, headache, diarrhea, eye blurriness/pain/grey tint to vision, grey/blck/whte blurs. Pupils rapidly grow/shrink.
Been titrating my Lamictal dose up gradually, finally reached 100mg last wk, also take 1500mg Gabapentin, 450mg Wellbutrin XL, and 100mg Topamax. Since increasing Lamictal, have had increasing stomach issues nausea, diarrhea, cramping. Normal??
Not normal!!!: Consult your doctor about these and about what 4 meds are treating - if not clear get a consultation ...Read more
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
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
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
Typically not,: I prescribe this medication commonly and most of my patients complain of initial drowsiness. But, everybody is different. As I would advise with any medication, if you are not having a serious side effect, stick and out for at least 10 days and see how it goes. If you feel this is an issue, then discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more