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 Topamax Topiramate

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 ...
topamax

has any one had benifit by using topamax for trigeminal neuralgia are the side effects serious. what does is best for a trial? Thank you. Lucy ## Topamax contains the active ingredient Topiramate. Like any medication, there are those that have had good results from it and those that do not and have to try something else. Nothing works for everyone, the only way to see if it will help you is to try it. Common side effects can include: nausea, drowsiness, anorexia and memory problems. Read more: Are there any other questions I can help you with? ...

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Toplep Topamax

What is the side effects of Toplep and also Esperide? ## Topirimate is an anticonvulsant that is also used to prevent migraine headaches. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, anorexia and memory problems. Learn more: Espiride contain the active ingredient Sulpiride, it is an antipsychotic mediation that is also used to treat other mental health disorders, such as depression. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, weight gain and sedation. Learn more: Are there any other comments or questions? ## My husband is on 50mg per day toplep and experience lightheaddeness. I s there something that he can eat to make him feel better? ## Sandy, if it's a side effect of the medication, there really isn't anything he can eat that will eliminate the problem. How... ...

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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 associated with kidney stones, could it also be associated with an increase in uric acid leading to gout? ## I have just finished taking topamax, and I can hardly move my left arm because of the pain of gout.Would be interesting to hear of anyone else., ## My fiance has developed what looks likes gout after being on topamax for about a week. After some googling i came across this: ## There are rare occasions where this medication has caused blood clots in some people during treatment. I encourage you to consult your doctor to be certain of what is causing your issues, before just assuming it is gout. What kind of pain are you suffering? ...

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topamax in dubai

Hi. I'm wondering if anyone has any experience entering Dubai with Topamax and not having a prescription for it? I can't see that it's on their restricted drugs list but can't be sure. Alternatively is it possible to buy Topamax over the counter at pharmacies in Dubai? Any help would be much appreciated. And before anyone starts having a go at me about not having a prescription please please don't because it's a long story. Any help would be great thank you. Jay. ...

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TOPAMAX TAB 25MG

TABLET ## Topamax ## My doctor prescribed Topamax for my migraines. I was placed on a 25mg dose. After taking it for two days I became so ill. I started vomitting, I got a terrible migraine that lasted 3days. I think I also have a urinary tract infection with this drug. ...

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New Topamax User

I started getting severe headaches back in high school. my migraines started in college, especially post college. I am almost 25. I was prescribed Maxalt to get rid of my migraines at first which did not help at all. my neurologist would up my dosage and to say the least, it was like tylenol. it did nothing. Relpax was like my miracle drug. my issue was that over the past year or two, my migraines worsened and because you're not supposed to take relpax more than twice a day or three times a week, I felt that taking a daily pill would be the best option. I've been on Topamax for 2 weeks now and have seen a significant difference in my migraines. My work environment has been extremely stressful especially in the past couple of days and usually I would be coming home with a migrain... ...

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Expired Topamax

I have a bottle of 25MG Topamax that I take 3 pills (75MG) at bedtime for extreme headaches that make my skull bulge where the pain is. I noticed that the pills expired 3/22/2011 but I no longer have medical insurance. Are they still ok to take? ## Topamax isn't a medication that gets dangerous, per se, after the expiration date. But it does start to lose effectiveness, so it will not work as well as it did, when it was new. The effectiveness will also be affected by how it was stored. For instance, if it was stored in a dark, relatively cool, dry place, then it will degrade much slower than if it was store in a brightly lit, warm, damp area. Learn more Topamax details here. I know it isn't always financially possible, or practical, but as soon as you can, the best thing you can... ...

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Topamax Weirdness

Since October 2013 I took Topamax because I have severe nightmares due to childhood trauma. My psychiatrist upped the dose to 200 mg in the morning and 200 mg in the evening. Now I have hair loss but since the last time she upped the dose I feel really weird. It is like my thoughts live their own life. Sometimes I think this is how it must feel like when you are close to a psychosis. I know that what I am thinking is weird (no, no suicidal thoughts) but I can't stop it. Can't even give an example. There is a lot of chaos in my head and not about my childhood. I have been in therapy for that. This is very weird and I am sort of tired of it. My family and friends notice it too. Here in The Netherlands the doctors are kind of: "It will pass like" with side effects. But I am... ...

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Topamax And Bulimia

I have had bulimia for 20 years. The disorder started when I was 11 years old...essentially because of a traumatic childhood circumstance. I also have bipolar disorder. My questions. 1. How long does it take for the binge cravings to go away? 2. What dose is effective (I am on 50mg daily now) 3. Has anyone with severe bulimia had success? ## I don't have any personal experience with this medication, but wanting to help, I did find another thread on here with other Topamax patients, that may offer more insight to answering some of your questions: Discuss/Topamax-and-Binge-Eating-Disorder-231043.htm I hope this helps! ...

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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 topamax can work . ANYONE ON TOPAMAX? DRS DONT WANT TO USE IT. ## Topamax, which contains the active ingredient Topiramate, is an anticonvulsant. Some have used it to treat BiPolar disorder, but it is not approved for such uses, which is probably why most doctors do not want to prescribe it. It has some pretty serious side effects, too, include: nausea, headache, anorexia and memory prroblems. You can read more here: Has anyone else tried this medication for BiPolar disorder? ## I am currently on Toplep 50mg twice a day along with Nuzak 40mg. I have been diagnosed with Depression and Type II Bipolar. I had some memory loss in the beginning, more like forgetfulness. Mild head... ...

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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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Topamax side effect

I am currently on 300 mg of Topamax for seizures and have tingling/numbness from the waist down. I was on Topamax before and never had this side effect. Will this get better or is there a vitamin I could take to maybe help with it? I have been on it for about a month now. My doctor has adjusted the dose and switched me to the extended medicine to try that. The dose was just lowered last week so fingers crossed this will get better. Thanks for any info. ## Hello, Susie! How are you? Has there been any improvement, yet? Our bodies do change with time, so it is always possible to start experiencing new side effects to a medication or to have new reactions to one. However, these sensations are listed among the common side effects of it, according to the FDA. You may also experience nausea, ... ...

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Topamax Substitute

Does anyone know a good substitute for Topamax? It has be about ten days since I took the last dose of Topamax. The Dr. lowered my dose to 10mg, I took 200mg twice a day for maybe 3-4 months before it started to cause problems. I even fell 3 times!!! I am a 55 year old grandmother & I help with my grand kids. I have severe migraine headaches at least 4 times a week, I've had TMJ surgery 10 times, just chewing can give me a migraine. The Topamax seemed to help before the bad side effects started. Now I can't get rid of the dizziness, numbness, pin & needles and pain in my hands arms feet and legs. I am back to sitting on the couch all of the time with my ice pack tied around my head! I also take Paxil and pain meds just to get by. ## Have you tried any of the beta blocker... ...

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topamax weight loss

I took this once years ago for a mood stabilizer. I'm now on it again for weight loss. But I'm not seeing results. Am I immune to it now?? It also makes me dumb as a bucket of rocks. Is there anything I can to to restart my system to rerecognize the meds and not make me feel so dumb?? ## I'm prescribed 2, 100mg at night 1, 100mg in the morning. But I've been taking them all at night so the 'dumminess' part of the drug wears off as I sleep ## Hello, Kas! How are you? How long have you been taking it this time? They do take awhile to reach their full level of efficacy in the body, before you see results. Are you also watching your diet and getting plenty of exercise? ...

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Topamax withdrawal

I have been on Topamax for over 15 years for Bipolar.....And it Does Work. However I don't Like the Brain Fog it causes and I can be a real b**** at times. I am gradually weaning myself off. I have started using cannabis oil and have found this works much better for me. ...

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Topamax side effects

I been taking topamax for over a month now as a mood stabilizer and it's been working great. One problem I been having is the frequent everyday diaherra. Will this ever stop? Is there anything I can take to make it stop? I can't even make it through a meal without running to the bathroom. ## Hello, Jason! How are you? The FDA lists diarrhea as being a frequent side effect, along with nausea, dizziness and weight loss. However, most side effects usually clear up and improve about 4 to 5 weeks in, once your body gets used to a medication, if there has been no improvement, then you should consult your doctor as it may not be the right medication for you. Is there anything else I can help with? ## My doctor took me off the topamax and the side effects all went away within a few days... ...

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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 side effects others have noted here like tingling fingers, low grade headache, thirst, upset stomach and mood swings. I've searched but I haven't been able to find any references to "dizziness". Has anyone else had this? My migraines leave me dizzy for days/weeks which is why my doctor decided to try me on Topamax. I don't need any ADDITIONAL issues with balance!! Probably just "my brain" but it would be nice to know if anyone else has this with migraines. ## Side effects are from the topomax. Let your dr. Know you may need to lower your dose or wean off of of them. They are known for many sie effects, numbness forgething things. Slurred spea... ...

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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 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 ... ...

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Topamax stomach pains

I started topamax 25 mg 5 days ago as a mood stabilizer. I gained 80+ lbs from previous ones and antidepressants. I had no side effects until this morning I woke up feeling nauseous. I haven't been able to smoke a cigarette at all today and my stomach has been in severe cramps since I ate a sandwich about three hours ago. I feel as though I could vomit. I also noticed I am urinating more frequently even though I haven't increased my water intake (I always drink a lot). My question is, is e weightless going to come as a result of this stomach pain and not being able to eat? Will the stomach pain subside? I'm supposed to go up to 50mg in two days. I guess I'll wait and see... ## Stomach pain isn't listed as a normal side effect. Learn more Topamax details here. You sho... ...

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