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Topiramate Medication

Topiramate Medication

Uses

topiramate medication is used alone or with other medications to prevent and control seizures (epilepsy). This medication is also used to prevent migraine headaches and decrease how often you get them. Topiramate will not treat a migraine headache once it occurs. If you get a migraine headache, treat it as directed by your doctor (such as by taking pain medication, lying down in a dark room).Topiramate is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug.

Uses of Topiramate Tablets:

  • It is used to treat seizures.
  • It is used to prevent migraine headaches.
  • It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.

How to use topiramate medication

Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start taking topiramate and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Topiramate Tablets?

Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how this medicine (topiramate tablets) affects you.Sweating less and high body temperatures have happened with this medicine (topiramate tablets). Sometimes, this has led to the need for treatment in a hospital. Be careful in hot weather and while being active. Call your doctor right away if you have a fever or you do not sweat during activities or in warm temperatures.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness, agitation, depression, double vision, thinking problems, problems with speech or coordination, fainting, and seizure (convulsions).

Side effects

  • Any unexplained bruising or bleeding.
  • Black, tarry, or bloody stools.
  • Throwing up blood or throw up that looks like coffee grounds.
  • Feeling confused.
  • Not able to focus.
  • Not able to sleep.
  • Change in balance.
  • Very bad dizziness or passing out.
  • Not able to eat.
  • Back pain, belly pain, or blood in the urine. May be signs of a kidney stone.
  • Trouble passing urine.
  • A burning, numbness, or tingling feeling that is not normal.
  • A big weight loss.
  • If seizures are worse or not the same after starting this medicine (topiramate tablets).
  • Bone pain.
  • Chest pain or pressure.
  • Memory problems or loss.
  • Muscle pain or weakness.
  • Trouble speaking.
  • Shakiness.
  • Trouble walking.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is less than 6 hours until the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the normal time.
  • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
  • If you miss 2 doses, call your doctor.

What is the dosage for topiramate medication?

Most commonly, 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.

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