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I keep getting visual problems and nausea from taking topamax (topiramate)? Is there a better drug?

I keep getting visual problems and nausea from taking topamax (topiramate)? Is there a better drug?

Try gabapentin: It depends what you take toperimate for. For headaches, migraines, or chronic pain, Gabapentin is a adequate substitution. ...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


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Can a lowering of dose from 200mg to 100mg in topiramate cause any momentarty sleep disturbance? And nausea?

Definitely, yes: Any abrupt tapering down may create a withdrawal symptoms. Always gradually tapper down topiramate by 25mg every 3-4 days to minimize side effects. Take care. ...Read more

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Can topiramate cause nausea and lack of appetite?

Can topiramate cause nausea and lack of appetite?

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

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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?

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?

Probably not the med: These symptoms don't sound like things the thyroid med would cause. Perhaps you have a problem with circulation or the brain. See your doctor and get checked as soon as possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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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

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Abdominal and back pain, black stools, and all day nausea for over 4 weeks. Dismissed by doctor, told it was due to taking Topiramate.

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

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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?

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?

Comments: You could blunt the nausea by taking twice daily after food on your stomach. Your target dose is 50 mg twice daily. The nausea might be quelled by ginger root prior to meds. You should get accommodated over next week or so. ...Read more

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Have IIH, taking Topamax (topiramate). Have nausea, headache, diarrhea, eye blurriness/pain/grey tint to vision, grey/blck/whte blurs. Pupils rapidly grow/shrink.

Have IIH, taking Topamax (topiramate). Have nausea, headache, diarrhea, eye blurriness/pain/grey tint to vision, grey/blck/whte blurs. Pupils rapidly grow/shrink.

Exam: Call your neurologist or ophthalmologist (both) to have an exam. Your intracranial pressure &/or Intraocular pressure maybe too high resulting in the symptoms you are describing. Also, the treatment with Topamax™ may be causing the side effects of nausea & diarrhea. ...Read more

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How to tapper off from topiramate?

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?

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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Does Topiramate work on tics?

Does Topiramate work on tics?

Yes, possibly: Some case reports have described a positive effect of topiramate on tics. ...Read more

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Does topiramate cause insomnia?

Does topiramate cause insomnia?

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

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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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Does Topiramate depress your breathing?

Does Topiramate depress your breathing?

According to: Drugs. Com, Topiramate side effects may include: 'pulmonary embolism, coughing, pneumonia, asthma, and bronchitis'. Let your doctor know asap if you have difficulty breathing or seek ER evaluation for significant symptoms. ...Read more

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