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Started taking topamax (topiramate) two weeks ago. One side effect is itching, all over but mostly arms and legs. Is this likely to go away soon?

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Dr. Mohammad Homsi
Neurology

In brief: Side effects

Topamax (topiramate) can cause an allergic reaction but it is less comparing to other seizure medications, the other side effects is tingling of both fingers and toes as it works on calcium channels, this is a transient and short lasting adverse effect and it can be lessen by taking potassium-rich food.

In brief: Side effects

Topamax (topiramate) can cause an allergic reaction but it is less comparing to other seizure medications, the other side effects is tingling of both fingers and toes as it works on calcium channels, this is a transient and short lasting adverse effect and it can be lessen by taking potassium-rich food.
Dr. Mohammad Homsi
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In brief: Need to See Doc

The most common dermatologic side effect of topamax (topiramate) is flushing.
Itching could be a precursor to more serious side effects and may be an indication of erythema multiforme. This needs further evaluation.

In brief: Need to See Doc

The most common dermatologic side effect of topamax (topiramate) is flushing.
Itching could be a precursor to more serious side effects and may be an indication of erythema multiforme. This needs further evaluation.
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