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 ...
Updated 23 hours ago.
 
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 ther...
Updated 2 days ago.
 
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 5 days ago.
 
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...
Updated 6 days ago.
 
Has anyone used Topamax for back pain?
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Has anyone ever heard of using this med for back pain? Or only taking it after 6:00pm AND then not being able to eat after taking it? ## I have never heard of using it for back pain. I used to take Topamax for my headaches and they went away within 2 months and Topamax made me lose a lot of weight. I have a lot of back pain and Topamax never even touched the pain for my back. ## What strenght and dosage were you on for headaches? How long were you on it and did you loose alot of weight? ## NO I TAKE IT STRICKLEY FOR A SEIZURE DISORDER THATS ALL AND IT MAKES YOU LOOSE ALOT OF WEIGHT SO DONT BUY ALOT OF FOOD FOR A WHILE SORRY! BUT AS FOR A PAIN MEDICATION NO SORRY NOT HAPPENIN NOT ON THIS END CAUSE I HAVE BACK ISSUES AND BELIVE ME THAT DONT HELP ## I took topamax for weight loss and I los...
Updated 17 days ago.
 
Topamax and birth control
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Hey all. I am on Topamax 200 mg in the am and 200 mg in the pm... so 400 mg total daily. 2 months ago I started taking tri sprintec birth control. How much does the Topamax decrease the effectiveness of the birth control? Thank you.
Updated 22 days ago.
 
Need help understanding my dosing regimen
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I just started taking topamax and I never seen this "twice daily x7 1wk" before. What does this mean? ## Usually, this medication is prescribed to be taken in 2 divided doses a day, which means at separate times, and it is normally titrated up, so I believe the meant that you should take this dosage twice a day for 7 days, then move on to the next, or check in with your doctor to see how it is working for you, according to FDA directives. But, overall, it would be best to double check with your doctor, or pharmacist. Are you on any other medications?
Updated 23 days ago.
 
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...
Updated 26 days ago.
 
Topamax memory loss
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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 it as a mood stabalizer. It also helps my migraines and assists in weight loss but I've noticed sever memory loss as the years go on. My husband has had to repeat whole conversations to me. Ones we've had just a week prior. It's been more and more noticeable in the last 12 months. Does anyone else share this issue? ## No, it isn't a listed side effect for this medication, but it is difficult to know how it may affect anyone taking it on a long-term basis, since we are all different. Have you discussed the problem with your doctor? Do you take any other medications? ## I was on topamax for weight loss and had four seizures and prior to taking this had nev...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Topamax and anxiety/social phobia?
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Hi everyone. My 14 year old daughter has been on topamax (25 mg twice daily) for a number of years. She is being treated for anxiety, depression, mood disorder, tics, ADHD and has recently added social phobias to her list of complaints. The meds being used to treat her are Risperodone for the mood, Clonidine for the tics, Prozac for the depression/anxiety, and Topamax to control weight gain that occurs with Risperodone (and possibly to help with anxiety/tics). As she gets older, she seems to be retreating into herself even more. The anxiety is amping up, the depression too. She sleeps all day, and hasn't wanted to leave the house all summer. When I do manage to get her out of the house, the social anxiety is too much for her and she has severe meltdowns. Before she was put on all th...
Updated 1 month ago.
 

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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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
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