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I'm on Topamax 50mg/daily for migraines. What are the main side effects? I have kidney stones and am underweight so Neuro doc said keep an eye on them

I'm on Topamax 50mg/daily for migraines. What are the main side effects? I have kidney stones and am underweight so Neuro doc said keep an eye on them

Side effects Topamax (topiramate): Topamax (topiramate) can cause rare eye complications such as acute angle closure, which is rare but it is worth seeing an eyeMD as soon as possible, especially if vision blurry or decreased in any way. MOre info: [email protected] Com ...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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I have pain in my eyes. I'm taking topamax (topiramate) for fibromologia. Does this. Conduction causes eye pain. I see the eye dye. November. 30 th.?

I have pain in my eyes. I'm taking topamax (topiramate) for fibromologia. Does this. Conduction causes eye pain. I see the eye dye. November. 30 th.?

Topamax (topiramate): I recommend that you see your eye md asap. Some people on topamax (topiramate) can have acute glaucoma as a result of the medication causes ciliary body swelling, which in turn causes the angles of the eye to close off raising the intraocular pressure. ...Read more

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E.G. Does smoking bontical inceses have any side effects? And does it hurt an unborn baby? Will it cause the eye to turn red?

E.G. Does smoking bontical inceses have any side effects? And does it hurt an unborn baby? Will it cause the eye to turn red?

Do u mean botanical?: If so, they are not meant to be smoked, and nobody knows what is in them. Anything out of the ordinary has the potential to hurt an unborn baby. Stopping smoking of anything (especially tobacco, but also marijuana, incense etc etc) would be better for you and your unborn child. Anything you smoke can irritate your eyes. Sounds like you need some counseling, please seek some help. ...Read more

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My father takes Ocupress for many years, along with Pilocarpine. Can I assume side effects are minimal cause it is adminstered directly into the eye?

My father takes Ocupress for many years, along with Pilocarpine. Can I assume side effects are minimal cause it is adminstered directly into the eye?

Slows heart rate: Ocupress can be systemically absorbed after application in the eye resulting in slowing of the heart rate. Pilocarpine is an older glaucoma medicine that is infrequently prescribed. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dark circles and wrinkles under eye and aging of the eye lids? What options surgery or non surgery, side effects procedure cost etc.

How to get rid of dark circles and wrinkles under eye and aging of the eye lids? What options surgery or non surgery, side effects procedure cost etc.

Plastic surgeon: Your best bet is to see a plastic surgeon and dermatologist. .. As they will have the best treatment options (surgical, prescription, and professional-only products). Wish there was a better answer - but hope that helps! ...Read more

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Does the eye surgery to take out floaters involve side effects of light sensitivity and vision distortion?

Does the eye surgery to take out floaters involve side effects of light sensitivity and vision distortion?

Surgery?: Floaters are not generally treated with surgery unless associated with retinal detachment or surface wrinkling retinopathy. Laser has been used to break up annoying large floaters leaving annoying small floaters instead. As floaters are usually not harmful, and time usually results in dissipation and less annoyance, they are mostly left alone. Vitreous surgery can cause distortion and discomfort. ...Read more

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Side effects to topamax (topiramate)?

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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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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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

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Is taking topiramate safe and what are the side effects?

Is taking topiramate safe and what are the side effects?

Topamax (topiramate): Safe. Some side effects are nausea, headaches, sedation, cramps, etc. ...Read more

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I am being wend off topiramate. What are the side effects of being wend off?

Anxiety: Stopping topiramate may be associated with anxiety and weight gain. The symptoms you are taking the med for may return. Talk to your doctor about stopping the med and let her know why as she will know your history better and offer more advice. Good luck. ...Read more

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Side effects of topamax (topiramate) for my migraines?

Side effects of topamax (topiramate) for my migraines?

Many and varied: Topamax (topiramate) causes a number of side effects, ranging from mild (tingling around the lips, altered taste of carbonated beverages), to severe (liver damage, memory problems). It also causes appetite suppression, which can lead to weight loss in some patients. ...Read more

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Used topamax (topiramate) 100 for 3 weeks then stoped sudenly last weekcoz of dyspnea. It is becoming worse now. Will I wil get rid of side effects of this drug.

Used topamax (topiramate) 100 for 3 weeks then stoped sudenly last weekcoz of dyspnea. It is becoming worse now. Will I wil get rid of side effects of this drug.

Shortness of breath: If you stopped topamax (topiramate) but your shortness of breath is not getting better, I doubt this is related to topamax (topiramate). If it's not improving, you will need to have it looked at by a doc. ...Read more

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Can I take topamax (topiramate) (50mg) for two weeks safely to assist weight loss. Was prescribed for my hemicrania but I disliked side effects with long term use.

Safe- will it work?: It is safe to use topamax (topiramate) for this, but it is not helpful for most people for weight loss. It is better as a preventer for seizures or headaches. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects of topiramate or topamax?

Most common are...: Constipation; decreased sweating; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; flu-like symptoms; headache; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness; numbness or tingling of the skin; runny nose; sore throat; stomach pain or upset; taste changes; tiredness; trouble sleeping; weight loss. ...Read more

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I would like to know the side effects of topiramate/topamax?

See below: All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Constipation; decreased sweating; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; flu-like symptoms; headache; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness; numbness or tingling of the skin; runny nose; sore throat; stomach pain or upset; taste changes; tiredness; trouble sleeping; weight loss. ...Read more

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Any solutions for memory side effects of topamax (topiramate)?

Topamax (topiramate): Best solution is to wean off it. If this is not possible then perhaps decreasing the dose or taking it at night might help. Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawl side effects of topiramate?

Topamax (topiramate) withdrawal: Topiramate (Topamax (topiramate)) is a newer anticonvulsant that blocks voltage-gated sodium ion channels. Topamax (topiramate) should not be discontinued abruptly or withdrawal symptoms, including confusion, loss of hearing or vision, fear, panic, convulsions, difficulty talking, tremors, headaches, just to name a few. Topamax (topiramate) should be gradually tapered down 25 mg every3-4 days. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects I can expect taking topamax (topiramate) for migraines?

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Topamax (topiramate): Topamax (topiramate) has several side effects. The most common side effect is numbness and tingling. Other side effects might include fatigue, taste change, weight loss, difficulty with concentration, difficult with memory, loss appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. ... ...Read more

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What are the side effects on wellbutrin and topamax (topiramate).?

THE CORRECT ANSWER: Dr. Stein is correct in the adverse effects he lists.
He is totally wrong in saying topamax (topiramate) is a mad drug, it has changed the lives of many of my patients with neuropathic pain and migraine headache.
He also misstates what an ssri does...It prevents the reuptake of serotonin from the synapse, it does not deplete body levels of serotonin. ...Read more

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Hi my psych. Dr.Wants to put me on topamax (topiramate) he thinks I may have a touch of bipolar but im a lil scared of side effects what should I do? Try it?

Topomax: What should you do? You should ask your doctor all the questions you need to, in order to make your decision. It also depends on how disturbed you are by your symptoms, and whether you want to manage them or not. If dosed very gradually and monitored carefully by your doctor, topamax (topiramate) can be a helpful aid in bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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I see in reading some of these posts about the side effects and how they will substitute gabapentin for topamax (topiramate) what if your doctors have you on both?

Neurontin (gabapentin): Not uncommonly used combination, possibly to treat mood instability, headaches, wt. Changes or side effects. Consult the prescriber for exact reason. ...Read more

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What has more side effects Dilantin or topamax (topiramate) and can topamax (topiramate) cause seizures?

What has more side effects Dilantin or topamax (topiramate) and can topamax (topiramate) cause seizures?

Jeff24, U need help: I see that you posted many questions all related to your "seizure" which you may have had 14 yrs ago. Despite multiple answers from different docs, you are not satisfied and seem to obsess about this issue quite abit. Topamax (topiramate) is actually used to treat both seizure and migraine. Jeff24, call your doc and make an appointment for follow-up. I think you have obscessive-compulsive-disorder. Good luck. ...Read more

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What were the common sides effects seen in the qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) study? Were there any uncommon but serious side effects?

Many from 2 meds: Phentermine+topiramate: numbness, dry mouth, constipation, colds/bronchitis, acidosis, headaches, insomnia, dizziness, nausea, backpain, blurred vision, fatigue, high potassium, depression, anxiety hair loss, reflux, and man many more...And rare but serious ones: allergic reaction, high blood pressure, heart valve disorders, tremors, psychosis, pancreatitis, liver failures. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been prescribed topamax (topiramate) and I'm terrified to try it bc I've heard bad side effects. Will it effect my irregular heart beat?

I've been prescribed topamax (topiramate) and I'm terrified to try it bc I've heard bad side effects. Will it effect my irregular heart beat?

Consult needed!: Does the Dr know of your heart Hx? You need to be very clear about this and seek safer alternatives - they exist. Find a 2nd source if they seem unconcerned. You're right to be very careful. I'll try to refer you to a neurologist here. We have several good ones. Try Dr Saghafi - Ill look for other names if possible. You look near you! ...Read more

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Currently take Topamax & Phentermine daily. Any potential side effects as my wife and I try to conceive? Took about 3 months for 1st child (pre-meds).

Currently take Topamax & Phentermine daily. Any potential side effects as my wife and I try to conceive? Took about 3 months for 1st child (pre-meds).

Topomax/phentermine: That combo-marketed as Qsymia has a MAJOR educational effort around pregnancy as the drug is a pregnancy category X meaning it SHOULD NOT be used during pregnancy - at least in females. In males- my best recommendation is STOP it - for at least 3 months prior to planning a baby - once she is pregnant you can resume it (if you are taking it) I would NOT risk birth defects for some weight loss. ...Read more

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Are side effects of topamax (topiramate) permanent or only when you are taking it?

Temporary: Usually only for the first few weeks you take it.

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Constipation; decreased sweating; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; flu-like symptoms; headache; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness; numbness or tingling of the skin; runny nose; sore throat; stomach pain or upset; taste changes; tiredness;. ...Read more

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Eye Health (Definition)

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Topamax (Definition)

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