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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

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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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 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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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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What is the definition or description of: Topamax (topiramate) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Topamax (topiramate) overdose?

Excess topamax dose: Topamax is an anti-convulsant/neuro-modulator that is widely used in both psychiatry, pain medicine and neurology. It dampens seizure activity, dampens manic/hypomanic symptoms, and reduces neuropathic pain. Normal dosing is 50-400mg /day. Overdosing generally causes severe sedation and only respiratory depression at extremely high doses. The worry is rashes which can lead to massive skin loss ...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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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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What medicines are similar to topamax (topiramate)?

AED- anticonvulsant: Topamax (topiramate) is a newer anticonvulsant that blocks voltage-gated sodium ion channels similar to carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, gabapentin, etc. ...Read more

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Why am I getting eyepain with topamax (topiramate)?

Toxic effect: One of the side effects of topomax is eye problems and especially glaucoma.

Get off the med and get evaluated fast. ...Read more

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Anything to be aware of when taking topamax (topiramate)?

Topamax (topiramate): Is a newer anticonvulsant that blocks voltage-gated sodium ion channels. Topamax (topiramate) is being promoted as the successor to Gabapentin and is prescribed for a variety of pain disorders including the prophylaxis of migraine headache. A common side effects of the topamax (topiramate) are loss of appetite, diarrhea, and weight loss. Also topamax (topiramate) is a prophylactic medication for migraine and other headaches.. ...Read more

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Side effects to topamax (topiramate)?

Topamax (topiramate) side effects: I agree 100%. We have seen some dramatic weight loss in some patients on topamax (topiramate) and I have several patients whose type ii diabetes has resolved from the associated weight loss. My poster child for topamax (topiramate) lost about 150 lbs. Not everyone tolerates it and it has be be tapered up very slowly. About 40% of patients eem to get some significant weight loss from our experience. ...Read more

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Is topiramate safe for a 15 year old?

Yes: Used appropriately and properly monitored, topiramate is quite safe. ...Read more

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How does topiramate effect concentration?

How does topiramate effect concentration?

Side effect: Short term memory loss/troubles with concentration is a known side effect of topiramate. The exact mechanism of action of topiramate is unknown. ...Read more

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What are common side effects of Topamax?

Topamax: The most common side effects of Topamax include tiredness, drowsiness, dizziness, nervousness, numbness, problems with coordination, weight loss, and diarrhea. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can topiramate be taken to reduce weight?

Yes: Yes, by prescription only and with continuing medical supervision. But you better learn how to eat properly because topiramate induced weight loss is limited, and often while remaining on the drug for long periods, weight may be regained. Never discontinue this drug rapidly because you might experience seizures. ...Read more

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Can topamax be used as a mood stabilizer?

Can topamax be used as a mood stabilizer?

Not approved use: Topiramate does not have an indication as a mood stabilizer in the US, but has been used off-label by some physicians for this purpose. Sometimes, if an individual has another condition for which Topamax is indicated (seizures, migraine prophylaxis etc) and also has bipolar disorder, a physician may see if s/he can "kill two birds with one stone, " so to speak. ...Read more

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Does topamax (topiramate) cause hairloss?

Does topamax (topiramate) cause hairloss?

Yes: While not a common side effect, it can occur more commonly in adults compared to children. ...Read more

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Can you take 5HTP and Topamax (topiramate)?

Yes, you can: The serotonin precursor oxitriptan may be useful for refractory depression and chronic pain. Topamax (topiramate) is antiepileptic drug have proven effectiveness in migraine prophylaxis. No interaction between these two drugs. Always talk with your doctor before changing or adding a new medication. ...Read more

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Why would topamax (topiramate) help headaches?

Prophylaxis: Anticonvulsants and antiseizure medications are frequently prescribed for pain problems including headaches. These medications will change biochemical concentrations in the central nervous system. Other mechanisms may also be involved. ...Read more

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What does topamax (topiramate) do for migraines?

Prevention: Topomax, like many other seizure medications, is used to prevent or decrease the severity and frequency of migraine headaches. ...Read more

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How does "Topiramate" cause you to lose weight?

Topamax (topiramate): The specific mechanism for weight loss with Topamax (Topiramate) is not well understood. Topamax was originally approved for the treatment of epilepsy. One of the side effects is significant weight loss. Topamax may also lower blood sugar levels which is a benefit for patients with diabetes. Topamax is not FDA approved for weight loss but it is used in an off label capacity. ...Read more

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Can you use topiramate/topamax for fibromyalgia?

Can you use topiramate/topamax for fibromyalgia?

Wishfully, yes: ? re Topamax (topiramate) for fibromyalgia (FM). FDA approves 3 drugs for FM. All others are shots in the dark. Chemicals have side effects that mask side effects of other chemicals. So avoid them all & go natural w. non-toxic treatments directed at multiple-factors that incite FM. Beyond Topamax (topiramate) are therapies of yoga, aqua therapy, biofeedback, medicinal cannabis, and mindfulness therapies. Study survivors. ...Read more

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Can you have a drink while taking topiramate 25mg?

Topamax (topiramate): Not great idea. Alcohol intensified sedation and causes more tremors and stomach upset. ...Read more

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How does topamax (topiramate) help you lose weight?

How does topamax (topiramate) help you lose weight?

It's a side effect: It was not developed for weight loss. It's a side effect (or a few). Decreased appetite, nausea, unpleasant tastes, etc. So, they didn't study 'how' - I personally don't like using an anti-seizure, migraine prevention, anti-depressant drug for unrelated purposes - but I'm not a prescriber. Discuss the issue w/ your doctor. Best! ...Read more

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What are the side effects from topamax (topiramate)?

Numbness, stones: The most common is nubness and tingling which respond by adding potassium

next is kidnet stones, need extra hydration

third is speech difficulty need to start with 25 mg and double every 2 weeks, very slow introduction

and the best of all is weight loss which is very desirable for obesity, as a matter of fact they are making topomax and Phentermine for weight loss. ...Read more

Topamax (Definition)

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


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more