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Topamax, (topiramate) Sodium Valproate, Depakote and Lamictal, which are best for migraine aura, and which have the most side effects?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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In brief: Migraine

Prophylaxis with either Topamax (topiramate) or Depakote would be considered first line aggressive therapy (for males).
With Depakote (sodium divalproate) we often see weight gain and a fine tremor (especially in older adults). With Topamax (topiramate) there are more side effects (weight loss, parasthesias, change in sense of taste, inability to sweat, glaucoma, kidney stones ) www.healthtap.com/drericweisman

In brief: Migraine

Prophylaxis with either Topamax (topiramate) or Depakote would be considered first line aggressive therapy (for males).
With Depakote (sodium divalproate) we often see weight gain and a fine tremor (especially in older adults). With Topamax (topiramate) there are more side effects (weight loss, parasthesias, change in sense of taste, inability to sweat, glaucoma, kidney stones ) www.healthtap.com/drericweisman
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