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Can you have topamax (topiramate) overdose?

Can you have topamax (topiramate) overdose?

Yes: Topamax (topiramate) overdoes can happen. It affects speech, vision, produces lethargy, possible seizures, agitation, depression - treatment is supportive and may involve pumping out the stomach. ...Read more

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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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What is the treatment for topamax (topiramate) overdose?

What is the treatment for topamax (topiramate) overdose?

Variable: If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may give certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." treatment also involves supportive care. This type of care consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options may include: •fluids •dialysis •medications to prevent seizures. ...Read more

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Can you have topamax (topiramate) overdose?

Yes: Topamax (topiramate) overdoes can happen. It affects speech, vision, produces lethargy, possible seizures, agitation, depression - treatment is supportive and may involve pumping out the stomach. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for topamax (topiramate) overdose?

Variable: If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may give certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." treatment also involves supportive care. This type of care consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options may include: •fluids •dialysis •medications to prevent seizures. ...Read more

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

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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I just started taking topamax (topiramate) 75mgmg experienced chest pains this didn't happened on 50 mg is this a sign of overdose?

I just started taking topamax (topiramate) 75mgmg experienced chest pains this didn't happened on 50 mg is this a sign of overdose?

Unusual: Does not usually cause this side effect, and doubt, if you had the kidney stone issue, it would cause chest pain. Discuss with your doctor as this could be stomach event or a new comorbidity/. ...Read more

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How does topiramate work?

Multiple Mechanisms: The current theory proposes that the excitability of neurons in the central nervous system are reduced by a number of different mechanisms. These theories change about every 5 to 10 years as more insight of how the CNS works is gained. The use of this drug has been supported by double-blind, placebo controlled studies which shows effectiveness for various conditions. ...Read more

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Is there a maximum dosage for topamax (topiramate) ?

Is there a maximum dosage for topamax (topiramate) ?

Depends: Best to review with your doctor, depends on the indication. It's used for many different illnesses and conditions. Here's a link: http://www.Janssenmedicalinformation.Com/assets/pdf/products/files/topamax/pi/lib-top-068362-08.Pdf. ...Read more

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What are the effects of topamax (topiramate) on women?

What are the effects of topamax (topiramate) on women?

Many.: Many, but most not severe. Cannot get pregnant! difficulty concentrating, speech problems, especially difficulty thinking of specific words, memory problems, lack of coordination, confusion, nervousness, irritability, mood swings, depression, headache, drowsiness, weakness, excessive movement, uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body, uncontrollable eye movements, extreme thirst, weight loss! ...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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Topamax (Definition)

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


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more