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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
373 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?

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

Topamax (Definition)

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