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Dr. Colin Sanner
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Topiramate (Overview)

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.


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At what dosage does topiramate interfere with birth control?

At what dosage does topiramate interfere with birth control?

Any dose may: Topiramate may interfere with absorption or affect metabolism of some bcps. Discuss with your doctors. For may seizure patients it is advised to consider iuds. If topiramate is being used for migraine, usually dose is much less than for seizures. It may still affect bcps but less likely. ...Read more

Dr. Colin Sanner
401 Doctors shared insights

Topiramate (Overview)

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.


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What exactly does generic topamax (topiramate) looks like?

What exactly does generic topamax (topiramate) looks like?

Pill identifier: You can try to search for (google) a pill identifier website. These such as drugs. Com will walk you through the steps. ...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 just heard the fda approved a weight loss pill called qysmia (phentermine n topamax)so when can drs. Prescribe it if it just was approved?

I just heard the fda approved a weight loss pill called qysmia (phentermine n topamax)so when can drs. Prescribe it if it just was approved?

Approved on Tuesday!: This is the second drug approved by the fda in two months after 11 years. It is moderately effective and does not have the e the plateau associated with Phentermine alone. I anticipate it will be out in december or january. (more bureaucracy in finalizing marketing plans. ...Read more

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Prescribed topiramate for hemiplegic migraines & not taking any other meds. Can you develop tardive dyskinesia from topiramate? Heard yes, no, & maybe

Prescribed topiramate for hemiplegic migraines & not taking any other meds. Can you develop tardive dyskinesia from topiramate? Heard yes, no, & maybe

Not likely: Use of topiramate for prevention of migraine usually involves low doses for limited periods of time. Mild side effects have been reported, but not tardive dyskinesia. You must decide if benefit is enough to outweigh any side effects. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin 300mg normally prescribed for prurigo nodularis? Is it ok to combine with topiramate used for depression/anxiety disorder?

Is gabapentin 300mg normally prescribed for prurigo nodularis? Is it ok to combine with topiramate used for depression/anxiety disorder?

No: Neurontin (gabapentin) is good for neuritic pain. However, it has also been used for seizures. Topamax (topiramate) is primarily for seizures but is being used for migraine and by some psychiatrists for mood. This makes things complicated. Too many of these meds may cause complications. Both can cause sleepiness and feeling dopey and can cause nausea and depression. ...Read more

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Is topiramate effective for weight loss?

Is topiramate effective for weight loss?

Yes: For some patients if is very effective for weight loss, especially effective for binge eaters and persons with strong sugar cravings, it is effective for other cravings as well, also effective for alcohol cravings.
Not for everyone, it can have bothersome side effects, mood and memory disturbances. I start with very low dose, 25 mg. Works best with comprehensive weight loss program. ...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 topiramate safe for a 15 year old?

Yes: Used appropriately and properly monitored, topiramate is quite safe. ...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 just got put on topiramate for migraines. How long after you start taking it can you get side effects?

I just got put on topiramate for migraines. How long after you start taking it can you get side effects?

SOME RIGHT AWAY: From drugs. Com. Topamax (topiramate) side effects are: fatigue, 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; and weight loss. ...Read more

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2nd month of junel fe. On topamax (topiramate). Didn't know they interact. 2 weeks late, tests say neg but I don't feel right. Vegetarian now eating meat. Tired.

2nd month of junel fe. On topamax (topiramate). Didn't know they interact. 2 weeks late, tests say neg but I don't feel right. Vegetarian now eating meat. Tired.

Drug interaction: Topiramate (topamax) can provoke unplanned pregnancy in women using estrogen-containing contraception by speeding up metabolism of estrogen. Get a confirmatory blood HCG test to know with certainty whether you are or aren't pregnant. Progesterone-containing contraception will avoid this interaction for the future. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Levothyroxine and Topiramate & if so, how far apart?

Is it ok to take Levothyroxine and Topiramate & if so, how far apart?

Ok and one hour: It is okay to take both levothyroxine and topiramate if your doctor has prescribed them for you. Levothyroxine should always be taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. It is best to wait at least one hour before taking other medications or food. ...Read more

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What herbs, spices, vitamins & minerals don't mix with Levothyroxine & Topiramate?

What herbs, spices, vitamins & minerals don't mix with Levothyroxine & Topiramate?

Interactions: Many medications can interact with vitamins and supplements. For specific questions, your pharmacist or doctor is a good place to start. ...Read more

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How many weeks will it take for topiramate pills to stop the seizures?

How many weeks will it take for topiramate pills to stop the seizures?

Several weeks: Topiramate dosing is usually titrated up slowly over 4 weeks to avoid side effects and usually takes some time to reach the target dose. ...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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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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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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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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How long can I stay on topamax (topiramate)?

How long can I stay on topamax (topiramate)?

Indefinitely: Topamax (topiramate) has been on the market for about 20 years. There has been no long term sequellae reported. ...Read more

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What can topamax (topiramate) do to your body?

See side effects: Topomax has a wide variety of uses. It is used to treat everything from migraines, binge eating, alcoholism and post traumatic stress disorder. Side effects include short-term memory loss, word finding difficulty, numbness and tingling, upper respiratory tract infections, diarrhea, nausea and anorexia. Side effects which most commonly lead to discontinuing the drug include fatigue and confusion. ...Read more

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Can I go off topamax (topiramate) after 12 days?

Yes, you can: Topamax (topiramate) should be slowly titrated down by 50mg every 3 days and should never be abruptly discontinued. Side effects may include nausea, confusion, drowsiness and weakness, especially in older patients.
Rec.: see your prescribing physician for medication adjustment. ...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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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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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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How much weight will I lose while on topamax (topiramate)?

How much weight will I lose while on topamax (topiramate)?

Topamax (topiramate): Not everyone will lose weight. If you are one of the lucky ones who does - there is no exact figure amount to the weight loss. ...Read more

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What exactly does generic topamax (topiramate) looks like?

Pill identifier: You can try to search for (google) a pill identifier website. These such as drugs. Com will walk you through the steps. ...Read more

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How long will take for topamax (topiramate) to get out you body?

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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How long does it take for topamax (topiramate) to start to work?

Awhile: Topamax (topiramate) is an antineuropathic. Primarily a seizure med it will take time for titration to an effective dose. Starting slow and incrementally increasing the dose slowly allows for accommodation to side effects. Look for some relief of symptoms as the dose is optimized. ...Read more

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Stopping Topiramate 25 mg once a night after 4 days, is that okay?

It is OK: Topiramate needs to be tapered off the same way it was titrated on. Usually, dropping 25mg every 4-7 days at the fastest. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I got off topamax (topiramate) help me! Emergency!?

Go back on it?: Some people have to go off topamax (topiramate) because of side effects. A replacement medication would depend upon the reason you were started on in in the first place. (epilepsy, migraine, pseudotumor, etc). ...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

Topamax (Definition)

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