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 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 ...
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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? ## My prescription says "two to be taken four times a day". Does this mean I take 8 a day? I am confused. Can someone please help? I don’t wanna overdose.
Updated 1 month ago.
 
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 1 month ago.
 
Question about Topamax
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I took Topamax for a few months, it made me completely stupid. I work in an OR so I was out of work till I was able to concentrate. Now I can do things but some things I have to relearn again. Has anyone else had this problem? How long did it last? Will I go back to normal? Any feed back would be appreciated. ## The FDA does warn that you should consult your doctor immediately, if you experience a slowing of mental activity, confusion, trouble concentrating, and memory problems. Generally, they do tend to wear off with time, but it depends on how long you were taking it, how much you were taking, and whether or not it was the medication that caused the problem. Have you had yourself checked out by a physician to see if there is anything else going on? I know you work in an ER, but unfor...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Valparin Side Effects on children
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My son who is 3 and a half yrs old now, is on valparin 200 since he was 6months old, due to seizures which started occuring when he was 6 months.Topamax 25mg was added to valparin200 bcos seizures continued to occur inspite of the valparin200 therapy. Now the condition is that he is showing great signs of recovery and understands almost everything. But the problem is that he is unable to speak properly, also he doesn't have a proper bowel control. He also has the problem of non coordination of his body parts and is unable to run. There is also a problem of excessive saliva, constipation and frequent viral infections with him. Now provided the situation that he has't had a seizure for almost 1 year or so, i want to know what are the chances of him getting absolutely normal in beh...
Updated 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago.
 
topamax double vision
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I have been on Topamax for about 4 months and am now having double vision. I was taking 25mg a day and was told by my eye dr and neurologist to stop taking it. I was taking it to prevent migraines. Has anyone else experirnced this and how long did it last? ## I hope you are doing well and you have recovered from your double vision problem. My wife is experiencing the same problem as you were experiencing and we are extremely worried about the situation. She was on Topamax for three weeks (50mg) and she started experiencing double vision. She stopped taking topamax right away but she still has the double vision problem two weeks after she stopped. I'm wondering if the double vision you were experiencing was at the end of the day due to the Topamax or something else was the cause. If ...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
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. I still am depressed a lot, not nearly as much but my appetite is non-existent. 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. ## 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 more n...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
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...
Updated 2 months 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 memory loss
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TOPAMAX FOR BIPOLAR
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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... 5 replies
Topamax caused problems
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topamax double vision
I have been on Topamax for about 4 months and am now having double vision. I was taking 25mg a day and was told by my ey... 4 replies
topamax side effects even after stopping it
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Topamax/Topiramate duration of treatment
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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




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