Topamax is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent migraines in people 12 and older. Topamax is also known by its drug name, Topiramate.
Topamax is an anticonvulsant. Topamax is believed to work by calming the nerves in the brain.
How do I take it?
Topamax is generally taken once or twice daily.
Topamax comes in tablet and sprinkle capsule forms.
The FDA-approved label for Topamax lists common side effects including dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, nervousness, vision and movement changes, trouble speaking, pins-and-needles sensation (paresthesia), and decreased appetite and weight.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Topamax include cognitive dysfunction, suicidal thinking and behavior, glaucoma and other vision problems, kidney stones, decreased sweating, and trouble controlling body temperature.
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