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 a broad-spectrum 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 ...

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Myprocam 15mg drug information

What schedule is myprocam 15 mg? ## Can I take 25mg topamax with 15mg myprocam at night? ## I have been on Myprocam (15mg), but recently had an arrhythmia attack (my heart went out of rhythm). My dr has now put me on Crestor and Cardicor. Could the Myprcam have caused that? ## Hi. I'm and I wake up and have difficulty walking and bending due to hectic pain in my left leg in the groin area. This morning i took a Myprocam 15mg with 2 Panado and was only feeling the relief of the pain hours later. I took another Myprocam now. Will it be ok? ## Hello Alida, Myprocam 15mg contains the active ingredient Cyclobenzaprien Hydrochloride which is currently not on the controlled substance list in the United States. This medication is reportedly used to treat Muscle spasm related with acute, pai...

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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 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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bone pain from topamax

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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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 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...

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How long until the side effects of Topamax will wear off?

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 should be taken off the market

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...

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Valparin Side Effects on children

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...

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How Long Do Topamax Side Effects Last?

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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super confused

My girlfriend has bipolor,OCD, Agoraphobia,and extreme anxiety to where it's actually crippling her. She does see a Dr. who seems like he cares for his clients. He has her on Topamax, risperdal, Cogentin and .5mg of klonopin. Do think if she told her Dr. that the klonopin isn't workig and wanted to switch to 2mg xanax he would consider it. I mean her condition has been documented since she was 11yrs old she is now 28yrs ## Regardless of what I or anyone else thinks, it is ultimately the doctors opinion that matters in this situation. If he is truly as compassionate as he appears to be, then I would think yes, he would consider it, based on what she tells him. It is important to be completely open with your doctor by all means so you can be sure they understand the situation to t...

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Need help understanding my dosing regimen

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.

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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: (17 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
  • 70518-1393 Topamax 100 mg Oral Tablet, Coated by Remedyrepack Inc.

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

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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 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
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 ... 3 replies
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