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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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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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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Severe Stomach Pain and Trouble Breathing
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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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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 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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topamax and muscle spasms in left knee
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I was put on Wellbutrin 150 XL..and for awhile did really well on that. Then started feeling somewhat depressed again and she increased it to 300 XL once a day. That's when I noticed muscle tics in my lower legs right before I went to sleep or upon waking up. Then started having twitches in stomach, buttocks, then under lips, inside cheeks, then under left eye. I went to my pharmacist and he said he hears alot of complaints about Topamax which I have been on for 8 months. 25mg in morning..50 mg at night. Talked to Psychiatrist who said I do not need to worry about Arrive Dyskensia..and she kept me on Topamax and put me on Wellbutrin SR 200 once a day..and told me to get my electrolyte levels checked. Went to Doctor, he said they did blood work 4 months ago, and I was not deficient i...
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Topamax and eye twitching
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Hi, I have been using Topamax for depression for 12 months and must admit that it has been very sucessful. The one major draw back is that I have developed a very annoying eye twitch. It only affects one eye, but is very noticeable. I was taking 100 mg twice a day, but have decreased it to 100 mg daily. The twitch has decreased somewhat, and I realize that I now have to come off this drug completely to get rid of the twitch entirely. Has anyone else experienced this problem. I read 1 other reader, but are there more? ## Sorry it took so long to reply. I had the same problem with Topamax which I use for epilepsy. It is the coating of the 100 mg for me. The 50 mg does not cause this on me, so I take 2/50 mg tablets instead. Ever heard of Topamax causing gout? ## I've developed an eye ...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
DOSAGE INCREASE
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HI MY DOCTOR INCREASED ME FORM 50MG IN MORNING TO 50MG IN MORNING AND AN ADDITIONAL 25MG AT NIGHT FOR 2 WEEKS AND THEN UP TO 50MG AT NIGHT. i AM ON DAY 5 OF THE NIGHT AND FEEL A LITTLE WEIRD WILL THAT WEAR OFF I HAVE BEEN FINE SO FAR I CANT REMEMBER IF I HAD PROBLEMS WHEN I FIRST STARTED ## Hello, Amy! How are you? What specifically do you mean by saying you feel weird? I'm sorry, but the usage of that term can vary broadly, so when it comes to medications, it is very hard to know what specific symptoms someone might be experiencing. The FDA lists the common side effects for this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings, and weight changes. ## Headaches just dull, a little spacey headed.it's wearing off a little now I have been on seco...
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topamax phentermine contrave
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May I take these together (phentermine, topamax, contrave)? They were prescribed for weight loss. ## Has your doctor instructed you take them all at once? That would be very unusual. In most cases, as reported by the FDA, taking all of these at once, could result in elevated blood pressure, elevated heart rate, severe insomnia nervousness, anxiety, and anorexia, any of which could be fatal.
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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)


Possibly related Topamax Topics:

Topamax and eye twitching Hi, I have been using Topamax for depression for 12 months and must admit that it has been very sucessful. The one major... 88 replies
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TOPAMAX FOR BIPOLAR I cant stand the hideous side effects of any of the other bipolar drugs anymore .I take 450mg lithium now. Hoping topama... 11 replies
Topamax memory loss I'm on 100mg of Topamax 3 times a day. I've been on it for over 2 years now. I day all 3 doses at once. I take i... 10 replies
Topamax caused problems I was on this drug for a long time for a mood disorder. I kept complaining of shortness of breath on small amounts of ex... 5 replies
Topamax and anxiety/social phobia? Hi everyone. My 14 year old daughter has been on topamax (25 mg twice daily) for a number of years. She is being treated... 4 replies
Topamax/Topiramate duration of treatment Hello, I've been taking Topiramate/Topamax for about 14 years. When is 'too long' as far as stopping the med... 3 replies
Topamax and Dizziness Just started Topamax this week (50mg 1X at bedtime) for migraine prevention. It's making me dizzy in a addition to s... 3 replies
TOPAMAX USER FOR A YEAR I was prescribed topamax for migraines and was told i would get side effects of weight lost and depression ( was nervous... 3 replies
Topamax and gout I have been on 50mg of Topamax for weight loss and recently had what appears to be my first attack of gout. If it is ass... 3 replies



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