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Topiramate For Migraines

Topiramate For Migraines

Description

Migraine and epilepsy share many biologic features, and so not surprisingly certain of the newer antiepileptic drugs have proven to be effective for the prevention of migraine attacks as well as seizures. One of these drugs is topiramate (Topamax), and its successful performance in carefully conducted national studies has led to topiramate receiving the Federal Drug Administration indication for use in migraine prevention.Precisely how topiramate prevents migraine is unclear, but, generally speaking, it appears to reduce the genetically derived brain hyperexcitability that provokes migraine attacks in susceptible individuals.

Uses

It is an anti-epileptic or anti-seizure drug. It is used primarily among patients who are not controlled by other anti-epileptic drugs. About 1 in 4 Americans diagnosed with epilepsy has seizures that resist treatment with other anti-epileptic drugs. Topiramate also prevents migraine headaches.

How long does it take for topiramate to work for migraines?

Although you'll be taking TOPAMAX  every day, it may take some time to work. In clinical studies, TOPAMAX was proven to help reduce the frequency of migraines. Some patients experienced fewer migraines after 1 month of treatment; however, it may take 2 to 3 months to realize the full benefit of TOPAMAX.

Dosages

topiramate immediate release tablets and sprinkles are started in low doses, 25 or 50 mg per day, and then increased slowly by 25 to 50 mg per week until an effective daily dose is reached for treatment of seizures. For children 10 years or older and adults the dose may be increased by 100 mg in week 5 and 6 when topiramate is used alone. This slow approach to treatment reduces side effects. The recommended final adult dose is 200-400 mg administered as two divided doses daily.

Side Effect

  • coordination problems,
  • nervousness,
  • nausea,
  • weight loss,
  • confusion,
  • speech problems,
  • changes in vision or
  • double vision,
  • tingling or prickling sensation in hands and feet,
  • difficulty with memory, and
  • sensory distortion..

How should I keep topiramate stored?

  • Topiramate tablets should be stored at room temperature, 15 C to 30 C (59F to 86 F).
  • Sprinkle capsules should be stored at or below 25 C (77 F).

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