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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. Read more...

Any solutions for memory side effects of topamax (topiramate)?

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. Read more...

Do the side effects of topamax (topiramate) go away while taking it?

Possibly. But if you experience problems longer than 3-4 weeks, and it is intolerable, best to find alternative med. Read more...

Are side effects of topamax (topiramate) permanent or only when you are taking it?

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;. Read more...

What are the side effects of Topamax (topiramate)? Can it be used for fibromyalgia?

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. Read more...

Side effects of topamax (topiramate) for my migraines?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...