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Topiramate

Topiramate Information

Topiramate Benefits & Uses

Topiramate is used to treat the following -

Topiramate Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Topiramate

Topiramate

Topiramate Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Topiramate is used -

  1. Dizziness Mild
  2. Sleepiness
  3. Nausea or vomiting
  4. Altered taste
  5. Paresthesia
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Fatigue Mild
  8. Memory problems
  9. Blurred vision
  10. Abdominal Pain Mild
  11. Tiredness
  12. Anemia Moderate

Topiramate Related Warnings

Is the use of Topiramate safe for pregnant women?

Topiramate can cause unwanted effects on pregnant women. If you experience any such side effects, stop taking Topiramate right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.

Moderate

Is the use of Topiramate safe during breastfeeding?

Side effects of Topiramate on breastfeeding women are very mild.

Mild

What is the effect of Topiramate on the Kidneys?

Very few cases of side effects of Topiramate on kidney have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Topiramate on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Topiramate on liver have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Topiramate on the Heart?

You can take Topiramate without any fear of damage to heart.

Safe

Severe Interaction of Topiramate with Other Drugs

Topiramate should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Topiramate Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Topiramate unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Depression
  2. Suicidal Tendency
  3. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  4. Liver Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Topiramate

Is this Topiramate habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Topiramate is addictive.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

No, after taking Topiramate, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery because you may feel sleepy.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Yes, but it is important to consult a doctor before taking Topiramate.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Topiramate has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.

Yes

Topiramate Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Topiramate

Taking Topiramate with food is safe.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and Topiramate

Consumption of alcohol and Topiramate together may have severe effects on your health.

Severe
This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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References

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  3. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Topamax® (topiramate)
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