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I have been taking 25 mg of topamax (topiramate) 2x/day for 12 weeks for migraines. Working well, but how long can I stay on this drug? Long term effects?

A long time. If the current dose of topamax (topiramate) is controlling your headaches, you can stay on it for many years, if needed. Your dose is very low, so the risk of side effects should be low. Long term risks would include kidney stones, but staying well hydrated reduces the risk. If you have lost weight with topamax (topiramate), this usually continues or maintains your current loss as long as you take the medication. Read more...

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...

How long should it be before you start losing weight on topamax (topiramate) and what dose do you need for it to start?

Weight loss. Is variable in amount and time. This is a seizure drug with many side effects and must be monitored. Starting dose is usually 25mg twice a day for a week, increasing to 50 mg twice a day. Weight loss is actually a side effect caused by the drug's changes in the body chemistry. Some have reported up to 20 pounds in a month. Read more...
No guarantee. Tpm is indicated for the treatment of certain types of seizures in children and adults, and for the prevention of migraine headaches in those that have them frequently. Not everyone loses weight on tpm. Standard dosing for migraine is 50 mg twice daily; for seizures the dose is higher. Tpm does not have an fda-indication for weight loss. Many possible side effects so wudn't use unless indicated. Read more...
Not so easy. In actuality the weight loss on topamax (topiramate) is really modest, perhaps 3-5 lbs in most folks who experience this, but the greatest loss occurs in those who were thin or underweight to start, and those who are obese or overweight will likely see minimal or no weight loss. Read more...

Would it be safe for me to stop taking topamax (topiramate) because side effect are too bad and long will it take to get out off my body?

Don't just stop. With a medication like this I would urge you to not just suddenly stop this. Depending on why your are taking this you could cause your mood to rapidly destabilize or cause seizures to occur. Please talk with your prescribing physician before you embark on something like this. Best of luck. Read more...