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Topamax
(Topiramate)

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Topiramate
(Generic alternative to Topamax)

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What is Topamax /Topiramate used for?

Topamax (Topiramate) is a medication referred to as an anticonvulsant which is a type of seizure medicine. Topamax (Topiramate) is suited to treat seizures in adults or children 2 and older; it can also be used in combination with other medicine to treat seizures. Topamax (Topiramate) can also be used to prevent migraine headaches. The active ingredient topiramate can only prevent headaches or their frequency, it cannot address headaches that have started already.

How should Topamax /Topiramate be stored?

Topamax (Topiramate) is best stored away from heat and moisture at room temperature.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Topamax/Topiramate ?

Follow your doctor's instructions and the prescription closely. Do not take larger doses than recommended. You can take Topamax (Topiramate) with or without food but a full glass of water is needed. Do not crush or break the tablets, swallow them whole. Topamax (Topiramate) can potentially cause harm so be sure to have your blood, kidneys, and livers routinely tested by your doctor. If you require surgery, inform your sugregon in advance that you are taking Topamax (Topiramate). Continue taking Topamax (Topiramate) despite a reduction in symptoms as you may experience worse seizures if you stop all of a sudden.

When should Topamax /Topiramate not be taken?

Avoid taking Topamax (Topiramate) if you are allergic to topiramate or if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breast feeding.

What precautions should I follow when taking Topamax /Topiramate ?

When taking Topamax (Topiramate), be sure to carry an ID card or an medical bracelet showing that you are taking Topamax (Topiramate) as an medical care specialist needs to know that you are taking seizure medication. Also be sure to drink extra fluids so that it will lower your chance of producing kidney stones. Vomiting and diarrhea can also lead to dehydration and an electrolyte imbalance; contact your doctor if you experience ongoing diarrhea or vomiting.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Topamax /Topiramate ?

Inform your doctor if you have: kidney disease or a history of kidney stones; liver disease; glaucoma; asthma, emphysema, or bronchitis; or if you have recently had surgery. Also be aware that you may have suicidal thoughts while on Topamax (Topiramate) and that you should contact your doctor if depression or suicidal thoughts worsen. Be sure to schedule regular visits with your doctor to monitor your mood changes. Topamax (Topiramate) also can make birth control pills less effective.

When should Topamax /Topiramate not be taken?

Serious Topamax (Topiramate) side effects (Seek medical attention immediately): sudden vision loss, pain around or behind your eyes; dry mouth, increased thirst, confusion, drowsiness, decreased sweating, increased body temperature, and hot, dry skin, nausea, vomiting, increased urination, muscle pain or weakness, fast heart rate, feeling light-headed, fainting, or seizure (convulsions); or severe pain in your side or lower back, painful or difficult urination.

Less serious Topamax (Topiramate) side effects may include: slowed thinking, memory problems, trouble concentrating; problems with speech or balance; numbness or tingling; sleep problems (insomnia); tired feeling; headache, dizziness; or loss of appetite, weight loss.

Topamax (Topiramate) allergic reaction symptoms (Seek medical attention immediately): hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

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