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Can topamax (topiramate) cause eye pressure and blurred vision?

Can topamax (topiramate) cause eye pressure and blurred vision?

Yes: Topamax (topiramate) can cause swelling of the ciliary body of the eye. This can cause increased pressure and sudden near-sightedness. This uncommon side-effect occurs shortly after starting the medication in affected people. ...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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Have IIH, taking Topamax (topiramate). Have nausea, headache, diarrhea, eye blurriness/pain/grey tint to vision, grey/blck/whte blurs. Pupils rapidly grow/shrink.

Have IIH, taking Topamax (topiramate). Have nausea, headache, diarrhea, eye blurriness/pain/grey tint to vision, grey/blck/whte blurs. Pupils rapidly grow/shrink.

Exam: Call your neurologist or ophthalmologist (both) to have an exam. Your intracranial pressure &/or Intraocular pressure maybe too high resulting in the symptoms you are describing. Also, the treatment with Topamax™ may be causing the side effects of nausea & diarrhea. ...Read more

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How do you suddenly have astigmatism in both eyes? Had bad reaction to topiramate about a month ago. Related?

How do you suddenly have astigmatism in both eyes? Had bad reaction to topiramate about a month ago. Related?

Puzzling: Topamax (topiramate) can cause swelling of the ciliary body in the eye which can cause the pressure to increase and to become very near-sighted. It is difficult to imagine a scenario in which it would cause or change astigmatism. These issues resolve with discontinuing the drug.

Discuss this with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have had to taper off topamax (topiramate). Last night I woke to my eyes rolling back? I stayed awake rolling them down for a while until this stopped happening.

I have had to taper off topamax (topiramate). Last night I woke to my eyes rolling back? I stayed awake rolling them down for a while until this stopped happening.

Sounds like you had: A seizure. This is not OK. Did you self-taper, or was the tapering plan given by a doc? Did you run out of insurance? Do you live alone or can someone help you if you needed it? Give us more details/info about your situation so we can move forward with this. In the meantime, no alcohol, no driving or operating dangerous machinery in the freak event you suffer another seizure. Tell your doc ASAP. ...Read more

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I have had a H/A everyday since last Thurs. Sometimes 2x a day. Today I had 3 HA episodes at work at diff times. Unilateral on the right side behind eye. I take 25mg topamax (topiramate) 2x a day. Please Help!

I have had a H/A everyday since last Thurs. Sometimes 2x a day. Today I had 3 HA episodes at work at diff times. Unilateral on the right side behind eye. I take 25mg topamax (topiramate) 2x a day. Please Help!

Migraine Cluster: You are in a midst of a cluster. You are on topiramate for preventative therapy, but you need acute abortive therapy such as oxygen or other therapies. Best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to take topamax (topiramate) for migraines and still have eye pain?

Is it unusual to take topamax (topiramate) for migraines and still have eye pain?

No: Most migraine prophylactic medications do not "cure" migraines. Instead, success is measured in decreased frequency and intensity of the migraines. ...Read more

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I see eye pain can b a sign of a serious side effect of topamax, (topiramate) I somtimes get eyepain w/headaches, but not often. How do I know when to see a dr?

I see eye pain can b a sign of a serious side effect of topamax, (topiramate) I somtimes get eyepain w/headaches, but not often. How do I know when to see a dr?

Call MD: Anytime you are experiencing something that you think is a side effect of a medication you should call the prescriber right away and if you cannot reach them contact the pharmacist. They may decide to stop the medication, alter the dosage or substitue a different medication or just monitor your progress while you are on it depending on how long they plan for you to be on the medicine. ...Read more

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I stopped taking topiramate for my aneurysms and now have twiching in my eye and bad headaches, is this because of stopping I never refilled for two we?

Not for aneurysms: There is no drug for aneurysm treatment. While topiramate may have been given to you for treatment for aneurysm symptoms, a symptomatic aneurysm usually needs a procedure. Visit with the md who gave you the medication to clarify the reason you are receiving it. ...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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Stopped taking topamax (topiramate) a few months ago because of eye twitching. Now my biceps are twitching?

See your PCP: The muscle twitches are often harmless. However, sometimes they can be a sign of a serious underlying or secondary disorder. See your PCP for consultation. Nothing to do with Topamax (topiramate). ...Read more

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Started with twitching eye, then my biceps, now my hand.... Is it cause for alarm? Been off topamax (topiramate) for migraines about a month

Started with twitching eye, then my biceps, now my hand.... Is it cause for alarm? Been off topamax (topiramate) for migraines about a month

Stress and Anxiety: A twitching eye and muscles can be one sign of stress and anxiety. Reducing the cause of the stress can help make the twitching stop. See your PCP for consultation and tests. ...Read more

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Have IIH, taking 50mg Topamax (topiramate) daily since Wed. Sympt. Worse. Head feels bruised on back. Ears/eyes hurt. Sound/Light sensitivity. Advice?

Have IIH, taking 50mg Topamax (topiramate) daily since Wed. Sympt. Worse. Head feels bruised on back. Ears/eyes hurt. Sound/Light sensitivity. Advice?

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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Have bad head cold&seems like I cant take anything for it cuz everything interacts w my wellbutrin. I'm also on topamax, (topiramate)klon, trileptal, neurontin. Help!

Have bad head cold&seems like I cant take anything for it cuz everything interacts w my wellbutrin. I'm also on topamax, (topiramate)klon, trileptal, neurontin. Help!

Cold Tips: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Had MRA done 2 days ago. Since then head is busting. Taking topamax (topiramate) and don't eat, feel nauseous. Head is killing me, neurologist doesn't care. Help!!

Had MRA done 2 days ago. Since then head is busting. Taking topamax (topiramate) and don't eat, feel nauseous. Head is killing me, neurologist doesn't care. Help!!

Need a headache: Diagnosis to start with. MRA is of limited utility. You need to get this headaches addressed before you can provide a good history to sort this out. People in acute pain cannot be expected to provide a careful history of their headaches. This is critical in arriving at a proper plan of action. Be careful with the B6 (it has a potential toxicity state) See a neurologist after this one resolves. ...Read more

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I've been having Migraines for past 4 days. Its on the side of my head. I taken Gabapentin, Excedrin, Imitrex, pamelor, topamax (topiramate). what else can I take?

I've been having Migraines for past 4 days. Its on the side of my head. I taken Gabapentin, Excedrin, Imitrex, pamelor, topamax (topiramate). what else can I take?

Try Magnesium: Try Magnesium daily for prevention, plus lots of hydration. You can apply ice to the area 20 mins on, 20 mins off. Massage to the neck, shoulders and scalp can be helpful, and also taking a warm bath. I have also found botox injections to be helpful, or lidicaine injections to the nerves at the base of the scalp. Hopefully you've been instructed about diet & smoking, etc. ...Read more

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On topamax (topiramate) was told I had hemiplegic migraine by one doc and other doc told I've had tia's I'm confused still weak left side pain right side of head?

On topamax (topiramate) was told I had hemiplegic migraine by one doc and other doc told I've had tia's I'm confused still weak left side pain right side of head?

Prop migraines: Well both migraines and tia's (mini-strokes) can cause your weakness. If it's associated with migraines and given your age, I would guess it's likely from migraines but hard to be sure unless you have an MRI to rule out the mini-stroke. If this comes and goes with the migraine and you have a documented history of migraine, your neurologist may not need an mri. ...Read more

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I'm on 50mg of Zoloft & 10mg of amitryptiline for head pain & anxiety. Was on topamax (topiramate), (topiramate) wasn't thinking straight. Want to go back on topamax (topiramate) bipolar ma?

I'm on 50mg of Zoloft & 10mg of amitryptiline for head pain & anxiety. Was on topamax (topiramate), (topiramate) wasn't thinking straight. Want to go back on topamax (topiramate) bipolar ma?

Not clear...: Sorry but the structure of your questions left me wondering which meds left your thinking 'coudy'. Generally, bipolar patients are not left on an antidepressant very long due to the risk of triggering a manic episode. Topomax has been noted to help with weight loss but not so great at stabilizing mood in bipolar 'swinging'. May read up on Depakote or Lamictal as alternatives & discuss with your dr. ...Read more

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Reaction to topamax (migraines). Now blood in r eye, weird pain/pressure, and blurred vision. What can I do about it?

Reaction to topamax (migraines). Now blood in r eye, weird pain/pressure, and blurred vision. What can I do about it?

Glaucoma: An uncommon reaction with this medication is glaucoma (high eye pressure) which can lead to pain. You must see an eye doctor right away to make sure. ...Read more

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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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I get severe migraines. I take topamax to prevent them and botox in the head and neck as well to prevent it. I also take percocet and axert (almotriptan) for them. Is it fine?

I get severe migraines. I take topamax to prevent them and botox in the head and neck as well to prevent it. I also take percocet and axert (almotriptan) for them. Is it fine?

Everything: Is good except the percocet. I would suggest trying to avoid percocet at all costs. It will results in opiate dependence and cause rebound headaches which can be worse than your migraine in the long run. ...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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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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Is topamax (topiramate) used for ocd?

Topamax (topiramate): No. It is used as seizure medication, mood stabilizer, migraine headaches prevention, among others. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take ibuprofen with Topiramate?

Is it ok to take ibuprofen with Topiramate?

Yes, you can: There are no interactions between these 2 drugs. Avoid ibuprofen more than 14 times per month as an abortive for headache treatment. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Can someone with heart failure take topamax (topiramate)?

Can someone with heart failure take topamax (topiramate)?

Risk vs benefit: Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/disease-interactions/topiramate, topamax.Html which discusses risk of metabolic acidosis especially in those w/heart failure who take topiramate. It's important that you analyze w/prescribing doctor your individual risks & benefits from this medication. Ask about alternatives that may have lower risk. ...Read more

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What is the normal dose of topamax (topiramate) for binge eating?

What is the normal dose of topamax (topiramate) for binge eating?

Individualized: The dose has to be individualized and can be anywhere from 25mg to 600mg. Consult with your physician. ...Read more

Topamax (Definition)

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