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 Topamax (Generic)

Topamax (Generic)

Topamax Description
Topamax is an oral medication that is utilized for treatment of some kinds of epilepsy. There have also been some investigations into whether Topamax might be used as a state of mind stabilizer and many psychiatrists think it to be effective here.

How Does Topamax Acts
Topamax is called an antiepileptic or anticonvulsant drug although its precise way of action is still should be explained. Topamax features 4 properties which make it both a likewise antimigraine and anticonvulsant drug: augmentation of GABA activity, clog of the salt channels, repressive result on carbonic anhydrase enzyme and antagonism of the AMPA/kainite subtype.

Taking Sonata
Do not take Generic Topamax in dosages that are different than the suggested. If you require surgical treatment, inform the physician of your Topamax treatment. Do not cease the usage of Topamax without talking to the doctor.

Dose
For some conditions, you may start treatment with Topamax when daily at bedtime and gradually increase your dose to two times a day. It might take a number of weeks or months to reach the finest dose for you and to get the full advantage from Topamax.

Pregnancy

Throughout pregnancy, Topamax needs to be used just when clearly required. It may harm an unborn baby. Discuss using trustworthy forms of contraception with your doctor. In case you are preparing pregnancy, become pregnant, or believe you may be pregnant, instantly speak to your physician about the advantages and risks of using Topamax throughout pregnancy. If you are taking Topamax to treat seizures, keep in mind that untreated seizures are a severe condition that can hurt both a pregnant woman and her unborn child, so do not stop taking Topamax unless instructed by your medical professional.
Topamax passes into breast milk and may have undesirable impacts on a nursing baby. Consult your physician before breast-feeding

Topamax Purchase
Try to talk with your doctor before making a decision to accept it. Even if you believe the information above is enough for you to decide, medical talk is a should to prevent extreme unfavorable results.

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Uses

Generic Topamax (topiramate) is an anticonvulsant, i.e. it can be used alone or along with other medications to fight seizures in children and adults. In addition, it can be used for prevention of migraines and to reduce the number of migraine attacks. However, it will not cure an attack that has already started.

How to take

Generic Topamax should be taken according to your doctor’s instructions and directions on the prescription label. Do not change the dosage or period of use without prior medical consult.

Generic Topamax should be swallowed without chewing or crashing, during meals or otherwise.

Side effects

If you experience any symptoms associated with allergies such as difficulty breathing, hives, swollen tongue etc., stop using the medication and seek urgent medical help. Also report mood changes, anxiety, panic attacks or insomnia.

Contact a medical specialist immediately if you experience any of the following: sigh problems, pain in the eye area or behind the eyes; dry mouth, thirst, sleepiness, reduced perspiration, fever and hot skin; impeded thinking, mental confusion, concentration problems, speech or balance problems; vomiting, lack of appetite, fatigue, uneven heartbeat, feeling close to fainting; acute side or lower back pain; painful urination.

Common side effects of taking Generic Topamax include: mild dizziness, nervousness, numbness, tingly sensation, weight loss, diarrhea, and common cold symptoms.

Note that this list of side effects is not complete.

Precautions

As Generic Topamax may slow down your thinking or reactions as well as cause blurred vision, use extra caution while driving or taking up any other activity that requires utmost concentration after taking Generic Topamax. Do not combine the medication with alcohol as it may increase the probability of side effects and increase the risk of seizure.

Avoid ketogenic diets that are high in fat and low in carbohydrates, as it may increase the risk of kidney stones.

Drug interactions

Notify your doctor of all other medications you are taking, especially: lithium (Eskalith, LithoBid); hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Hyzaar, Lopressor, Vasoretic, Zestoretic); metformin (Glucophage, Actoplus Met, Avandamet, Fortamet, Janumet, PrandiMet, Riomet); atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine), belladonna (Donnatal, etc.), benztropine (Cogentin), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm-Scop); bronchodilators such as ipratropium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva); bladder or urinary medications such as darifenacin (Enablex), solifenacin (Vesicare), etc.; glaucoma medications such as acetazolamide (Diamox) or methazolamide (Neptazane); other seizure medications such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol), lamotrigine (Lamictal), phenytoin (Dilantin), valproic acid (Depakote, Depakene), or zonisamide (Zonegran).

Use extra caution when combining Generic Topamax with cold or allergy medications, sedatives, painkillers, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers and antidepressants, as they may increase the sleepy effect of Generic Topamax.

Other medications may interact with Generic Topamax as well.

Missed dose

If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you have missed.

Storage

Generic Topamax should be stored between 59°F and 86°F (15°C and 30°C) away from light and moisture, out of reach of children and pets.

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