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.
Same as others. Numbness, burning, or tingling in the hands or feet, slowed reactions, difficulty concentrating, speech problems (especially difficulty thinking of specific words), memory problems, lack of coordination, confusion, nervousness on the positive side weight loss is seen.
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.
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.
Several weeks. I assume you are asking how long they jast...Usually things get better after several weeks.
Possibly. But if you experience problems longer than 3-4 weeks, and it is intolerable, best to find alternative med.
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;.
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.
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.
Best talk to doctor. A common side effect is mild cognitive interference (reversible). A less common side effect that should be considered is kidney stones. However, as with any medicine, there is a long list of potential, uncommon side effects. You should ask your prescribing doctors which ones you should be aware of and how to think about their possibility.
Potentially. Drowsiness, hand tingling, metabolic acidosis, risk of heat stroke (mostly kids), narrow angle glaucoma, kidney stones, weight loss, interference with speech and memory. So, does that seem to fit with your complaints? Do seek out your doctor, as there are plenty of meds available to deal with migraine, and maybe topirimate is not your best drug.
I take tegretol (seizure free!) and my dr wants me to switch to topamax (topiramate) to stop side effects. Is topamax (topiramate) as effective in fully preventing seizures?
Yes, but. Both drugs have potential adverse effects, and you should realize that the topamax (topiramate) will be effective, but when meds are switched, there is risk of withdrawal seizures. Also, the side effects include cognitive and speech issues, narrow angle glaucoma, metabolic acidosis, risk of heat stroke, kidney stones, pins and needles parenthesis, drowsiness.