Topiramate

Questions and answers on "Topiramate"

i am going to have a tooth pulled it that ok while taking topiramate 25mg

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Not a problem

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Hello
First of all thanks for approaching Healthcare magic for your query. I read through your query and I must say that there is nothing to be worried. If you are on topiramate no problem for extraction of teeth.Go ahead and get it done. It has...

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i was wondering if you could look into this for me im currently taking topiramate could you give me a link to more information about this tablet

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Hello, I would be happy to help...

Detailed Answer:
From what you are saying, you are considering Topiramate for treatment of migraine headaches.

Here is the typical dosing of this medication:
Migraine prophylaxis: Oral: Immediate release: Initial: 25 mg once daily (in evening);...

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I think my wife is having a bad reaction to some medicine that she was given to help her lose weight. She is taking Topiramate 50 mg and Diethlypropion HCL 75 mg.

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Brief Answer:
Can you give some more details/send a picture of the reaction?

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Hi welcome to health care magic,

Can you give some more details/send a picture of the reaction?

I think she is taking Topiramate and Diethyl propion for epilepsy? For the allergy---
Please try something...

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What is topaz 50mg medicine meant for and what are its side effects

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Hello there,

Topaz is the brand name of the drug, Topiramate. Topiramate is a new generation anti epileptic, ie it is used for controlling convulsions or fits. It is usually prescribed when convulsions are inadequately controlled by other anti epileptic drugs. It has been used in refractory or...

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Hi my name is kate im 21 I have been having migraines since November and my dr put me on topiramate to control. I was doing great on that with needing the occasional fiorcet for mild hedaches (I have dealt dealt with sinus headaches all my life). In the last 2 months I started having PVCs one every 3 mins. (I wore a holter moniter) to control, which helps but I can tell when im due for the next dose, I take propanolol. But in the last 3-4 months I would say I have been really fatigued and drained, I have never had issues with this and no matter how much sleep I get im exhausted when I awaken and its hard to make it through work then to come home and do my homework. The took blood last month and ruled I am not anemic and its not thiroid issues. Any idea?

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Hello.For the data that you refer is necessary to rule out cardiac and pulmonary pathology.About cardiac pathology a possible diagnosis is exacerbation of PVC, it is advisable to perform an electrocardiogram.
About pulmonary pathology, one of the adverse effects of propranolol is bronchial...

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I have been taking topiramate 100mg QD and was doing well with it except now. I'm having symptoms of loss of appetite, extreme tiredness and feeling like crying. I wonder since I had to change pharmacy due to the new Health Care plan and the manufacture is different could that be a problem? Could a different manufacture have a different component compound that is not the same causing these symptoms? Topiramate is being used for seizures.

doctor1 MD

Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

These are features of depression and can be partly caused/aggravated by Topiramate.

Consult your treating doctor and apprise him of my opinion. I am certain that he will agree with me and may either change the medicine; or, if he feels that depression is not due...

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My son takes 100 mg of Topiramate for a seizure disorder but I just found one of his 50 mg pills in a OTC bottle of generic Zyrtec. He has MD and is on a ventilator and we have home nursing agency that work around 114 hours per week. If someone would not have paid attention when giving him the generic Zyrtec and not noticed that it was really a Topiramate...(both medications are given at the same time each morning)...which would give him a total of 150 mg instead...would this cause cessation in respirations or other detrimental side effects?? He is 25 and approx. weight is 172#

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Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted the case details of your son.

First of all, I would like to reassure you that there is no need to worry about the cessation of respiration with extra dose of topiramate.

Topiramate is a safe and effective drug for treating migraine and epilepsy....

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I have been on phentermine and topiramate for1 week and have lost 13 lbs. Is this normal? I wasn't given a food plan by my doctor.....do you have one I can use? I am drinking mostly water....my tastes buds are shot and nothing tastes good. I have eaten very small portions of what I usually eat......is this ok? What can I do for this terrible taste in my mouth? Can I have a mint or hard candy?

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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Phentermine and topiramate are both effective adjuncts for persons trying to lose weight.
They can both affect taste. Phentermine can cause dry mouth or unpleasant taste and topiramate can cause reduced or altered taste.

They decrease the appetite.

In terms...

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I am 34, 5ft.5 and weigh 10 stones. I went to my GP for migraines, and they were so severe that I was referred to a neuroligist. I was prescribed Topiramate 50mg 3 months ago. I also had a routine dental appoinment. My teeth were given a clean XXXXXXX of health. Now 3 months on I felt strange, tingly toes, and fingers, blurred vision and excessive bleeding gums so much so that I was worried and I went back to the dentist. There I was told I have gum disease and he the question was asked what had happened within the space of 3 months of previously visiting the dentist to my healthy teeth and gums.

Can Topiramate cause gum disease????

I have to see a hygienist now every month and was told that if things don't improve then I will be sent to a specialist as I am young to lose my teeth.

Please can you help? The side affects in the imformation leaflet do not state that it can cause gum disease but I am NOT convinced.

Regards

Angela

doctor1 MD

Hello
Thanks for writing to us.
All the symptoms that you are having- blurry vision,tingling toes and fingers, excessive bleeding gums - can be due to the long term intake of topiramate.
This drug is associated with side effects like- Vision problems, especially blurred vision, double vision,...

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my blood lead levels were detected to be 82ug/dl, and i am on chelation therapy now, moreover i am also an epileptic and am treated with topiramate 150mg/day and a patient of type 2 DM and am on metformine 750mg/day, my question is, why did i not show acute CNS symptoms except extreme generalized weakness and GI symptoms associated with short term exposure to high level of lead...

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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

A lead level of 82 ug/dl is considered very high and can lead to significant complications.
There are different symptoms associated with lead poisoning, it can potentially affect the neurological, gastrointestinal , reproductive, renal systems as well as...

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Recent questions on  Topiramate

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My son Joshua is 35 years old. He has hydrocephalus. He has a shunt that has been checked out at University hospital with no presure problems. Joshua has developed a problem with his pulse dropping to 40 beats per minuite and his blood preasure getting as high as 160 over 110. We took him to a Dr of Neurology and she put him on blood preasure medicine and Topiramate. After a week on blood preasure med he started to pass out. I took him off, and to hospital. MRI,CT,EEG,EKG,and ultrsound of heart look good. We left with no answers and my son still has terrible headaches. 5-6 a day... any suggestions...Jack Slaasted

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swelling, hands & feet I have Fibromyalgia, & arthritis, but was hospitalized in April w/elevated LFT s (@ last testing it was @ 207 ) & a WBC of .13, just under a 1, which is back to normal & they figured out that what caused that was the Topamax I was on for Migraine preventative. They think the elevated LFT s is due to too much Acetaminophen in Vicoden ES & Fiorcet w/codeine & changed my pain med to something w/o Acetaminophen. I m scheduled to have additional blood drawn ordered by a Gastroenterologist. That said, my new symptoms are starting out with right hand swelling stiffness and pain then left hand swelling stiffness and pain and now feet as well. This morning my left hand was so swollen the skin was taught & shiny. Usually my right hand is the 1 that is swollen and especially around the knuckle of my pointer finger but is the closest to the hand part. All of that said, what could possibly be causing this?

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Hi my question is what could cause my heart to race, to the point that i hear it in my ears, it is thumping so fast and so hard it makes my chest hurt, but it seems to only happen when I get hot like if it is hot enough to make me sweat, I am on seizure medication topamax 100mg 2 times a day.

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hi im 29 after suffering a miscarriage i started to experience what felt like severe fatigue tested bloods slightly under the norm range for Vitamin b12 def so now have the 12 weekely jabs. i then had what doc said was a migraine aura could not see out of left eye this lasted 6 hours and returned back to norm however still had partial vision seemed blurred spoke to doc who recommended a sight test which came back norm. then after the aura i have been having on and off episodes where my i feel light headed, left side of body feels numb and heavy and and also the side of my mouth which at times i have slurred speech, i have had MRI which revealed nothing on migraine/tumours or lesions just a Tornwald cyst in my nose which they say has nothing to do with symptoms. both my mother and gran have MS and this was ruled out from MRI. consulant can not find anything wrong so is suggesting i have Hemiplegic Migraine and has prescribed Topiramate my doc does not think that migraine is the cause but has gave me tablets anyway. this is all happening once a week roughly i have bad days and good days no headache is ever present. doc says i have GAD now but i suppose anyone would if they didn t know what was wrong with them and feeling unable to function normally for a year do you think i should see a ENT cons? could it be caused from the cyst i do suffer with sinus problems and currently have Eustachian ear dysfuntion which drives me crazy!

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