Topamax

Active Ingredient(s): Topiramate
FDA Approved: * December 24, 1996
Pharm Company: * ORTHO MCNEIL PHARM
Category: Anticonvulsant

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Topamax Overview

Topiramate (brand name Topamax) is an anticonvulsant (antiepilepsy) drug. In late 2012, topiramate was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in combination with phentermine for weight loss. The drug had previously been used off-label for this purpose. Topiramate was originally produced by Ortho-McNeil Neurologics and Noramco, Inc., both divisions of the Johnson & Johnson Corporation. This medication was discovered in 1979 by Bruce E. Maryanoff and Joseph F. Gard...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topiramate

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bone pain from topamax
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attention patients taking TOPAMAX Is anyone out there having SEVERE BONE PAIN THROUGH-OUT THEIR LEGS AND OR CHEST?...that is ignored by doctors; who insist is is NOT is side effect from this drug? I AM NOT CRAZY, BUT VERY FRUSTRATED. I am been on TOPAMAX for migraine prevention (low dose of 25 MG) for two years. I started getting bi-lateral leg pain which I was able to tolerate. this was not muscle pain; rather DEEP BONE PAIN IN THE FRONT FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. TWO WEEKS AGO; MY NEUROLOGIST INCREASED DOSE TO 50MG. 'OMG'..MY BONE PAIN IS NOW EFFECTING MY LIFE AND KEEPING ME UP ALL NIGHT. I HAVE TAKEN NARCOTIC PAIN MEDS WITH NO RELIEF. I ENDED UP IN THE 'ER' WITH CHEST PAIN LASTING TWO DAYS. THEY TOLD ME IT WAS BONE PAIN AND NOT HEART RELATED. My doctor ordered blood work to ...
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How long until the side effects of Topamax will wear off?
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I am 18 years old, I have been getting daily headaches for about two years. I went to my Neurologist about three months ago and he prescribed me Topamax. I have been taking it for these three months (approximately), starting out at 25mg a day, and now I am up to 100mg a day. Well, this past week has been really hectic for me. I have been watching five kids and a few family issues have come up, so in short; on Tuesday night I forgot to take my night time dosage (75mg) of my meds. Wednesday morning I was feeling weird. At first I didn't understand why I felt so weird, but I felt awful. Midway through the day my boyfriend had asked me if I took my meds, so in a panic I remembered that I hadn't taken not only the night before but that mornings either. Knowing that it pretty much wor...
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topamax side effects even after stopping it
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Hi: I was on Topamax 50mg at bedtime only for a month. I lost 15 lbs, fuzzy brain, but most of all terrible thoughts of not wanting to go on, depressed constantly. Been off only 2 weeks. Is I still am depressed a lot, not nearly as much but my appetite is non existence. I use to have a big sweet tooth now I can't stand anything sweet. Does anyone know how long till it's out of your system and have you experienced anything like this and how long did it last. Thanks in advance. By the way I call the drug the demon, I am glad for people who it works for, but others like myself need to be really careful on it. Good luck to all. Ann ## Hello, Ann! How are you doing? Has anything improved, yet? It can sometimes take a month, or so, before the side effects go away and you start to feel...
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New User to Topiramate 25mg 2xs daily/MIGRAINS
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I am 37 yr old female, and have been having severe headaches since I was about 22-23yrs old. The drs have tried sevral different medications, and while some seem to work for a bit, and others not at all. I am tired of having these bad migrains as it interupts my daily activities. I have had a migraine that lasted just about 3 days, couldnt figure out what was wrong and why am I getting them so much. I finally saw a dr that i was very comfortable with, and she first tried me on firocet, had the generic version, and was ok at first but started to get worse. I was told to take those1 every four (4) hours as needed. sadly it came to the point where I needed to take every four hours. So I called my dr back, and she is trying me on this medication, 25mg twice a day for one week and then up it...
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How Long Do Topamax Side Effects Last?
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I began Topamax a week and a half ago as a migraine prevention. I am experiencing random facial, hands, and feet numbness. Mental fogginess, dull headaches, and tiredness. For those of you who have had success with migraine prevention and have taken this medication for a long time: How long did your side effects last? I have heard only a few weeks. I'm not sure If I can deal with this constantly much longer. I am contemplating which is the lesser of the two evils side effects vs. migraines. I have lost 10 lbs. though. Any advice? ## I haven't used this medication, but what you are experiencing are normal side effects of it and I can tell you that in most cases, they start to taper off about 4 weeks, as your body adjusts to the medication. Have you consulted your doctor about the...
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Topamax is helping but due to diahrea should I stop
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Been taking topamax for 2 months now at 25 mg and just increased to 50 mg. Have been doing ok. It has helped with pain in my leg and my had. My headache is gone plus lost 8 pounds. So some good effects. But diahrea is here and this tingling is bad. Plus I here so many bad things and I get scared and think maybe I should stop. What do you quys think. ## What tingling are you experiencing? The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, and weight changes.
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Severe Stomach Pain and Trouble Breathing while taking Topamax
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I am a 25 year old female. I had been taking topamax (25mg in the morning and 25mg at night) for about three months for migraine prevention until four days ago. When I first began taking it I realized that I had a few side effects that were easy to find online. These included dizziness, tingling in the hands, feet, and face, as well as a change in the taste of coke (flat and nasty). I also noticed that the effects of drinking alcohol were exacerbated and led to a migraine each time. But besides those two migraines from drinking I did not have any other migraines, which was the only pro about taking this medication. About a month ago things got really bad for me. I began having severe pain in my upper abdomen on the left side where my stomach is. I also could not eat much since eating ma...
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Topamax and Binge Eating Disorder
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After trying two antidepressants and multiple therapists, my doctor has decided to prescribe me Topamax for my binge eating disorder. I used to also be bulimic, but thanks to therapy have ceased purging for about six months now. I wanted to get feedback from those whose have been prescribed Tomamax for binge eating disorder and/or bulimia. My binging includes consuming anything edible, including expired items in the trash and edible vitamins/supplements/spices, so it is a very serious case. I will binge to the point of illness and have gotten food poisoning from eating rancid food. Has anyone with binge eating disorder found Topamax to help them? If so, what dosage were you on and how long did it take to get relief? I am afraid to take another medication only to be let down again, but I...
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Topamax should be taken off the market
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If you're thinking about taking Topamax or you're taking Topamax, please do your research and consider other alternative medications. Topamax is such a horrible drug! My neurologist put me on it for migraines. I was taking 150mg daily. It actually caused me to have Aura migraines, which I had never had before. I had almost every single side effect from it, tingling in my hands and feet, Brain fog, memory loss, cognitive impairment, slurred speech, problems spelling, anxiety, visual disturbances. My hair was falling out in clumps! It causes irreversible alopecia. I did some research on it and found out what a horrible drug it is and how people were having withdrawals after trying to stop and ended up back on the medication because of the withdrawals. I decided right then and there t
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Had a seizure after coming off Topamax
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I suffer from migraines-previously about 8 a month. My neurologist prescribed 100 mg Topamax, which cut the migraines back significantly to about 2 a month which can be treated with, in my case, Axert or Zomig. I began having really bad eye problems and other symptoms which prompted me to want to wean myself off. I was cut back to 50mg for a week and told to stop. On the 8th day off Topamax, I suffered a grand mal seizure and was taken my ambulance to the hopital. My neurologist will not suggest that it was the Topamax that caused the seizure. I have never had a seizure in my life and can't think of another cause for this. Has anyone else had this experience? I would really appreciate any insight, because I've been placed on another anti-seizure medication and told that by law I...
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Topiramate
  • Capsule: 15mg, 25mg
  • Capsule, Coated Pellets: 15mg, 25mg
  • Capsule, Delayed Release: 100mg, 150mg, 200mg, 25mg, 50mg
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 100mg, 150mg, 200mg, 25mg, 50mg
  • Tablet: 100mg, 200mg, 25mg, 300mg, 400mg, 50mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Topamax: (16 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 21695-128 Topamax 25 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-129 Topamax 50 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-130 Topamax 100 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 50458-639 Topamax 25 mg Oral Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-640 Topamax 50 mg Oral Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-641 Topamax 100 mg Oral Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-642 Topamax 200 mg Oral Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-645 Topamax 25 mg Oral Capsule by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-647 Topamax 15 mg Oral Capsule by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 54868-4672 Topamax 25 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4674 Topamax 100 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-5190 Topamax 200 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-5343 Topamax 50 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55289-433 Topamax 50 mg Oral Tablet by Pd-rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 61919-189 Topamax 50 mg Oral Tablet by Direct Rx
  • 63629-3321 Topamax 25 mg Oral Tablet by Bryant Ranch Prepack

Other drugs which contain Topiramate or a similar ingredient: (5 results)


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