Topiramate (Generic Topamax)
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Topiramate is a preventive medication for migraines that reduces migraine frequency. It is a medication that was originally created as an antiepileptic drug that was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a preventative medication for migraine attacks in adults over the age of 18. While the exact mechanism of action that can prevent migraines is not known, it has proven to affect neuronal hyperexcitability. Neuronal hyperexcitability is regarded as a probable factor in the development of migraines. Topiramate is available only with your doctor's prescription.
Possible Side Effects of Topiramate
Like any medication, some unwanted effects can occur. Although not all of the below side effects may occur, if they do, you may want to consult your doctor as soon as possible.
Common side effects of Topiramate
Nervousness or anxiety
Numbness or tingly feeling in the hands or feet
Major weight loss
Changes in vision
Unusual bad taste in your mouth
Flu-like symptoms occur, including stuffy nose, sneezing, or sore throat
Serious side effects of Topiramate
Signs of kidney stones, including severe back/side/abdominal/groin pain, fever, chills, painful/frequent urination, bloody/pink urine
Unusual or sudden changes in your mood, thoughts, or behavior including signs of depression, suicidal thoughts/attempts, thoughts about harming yourself
If you’re experiencing one of the serious side effects above, it is recommended that you contact your doctor immediately.
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