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  • Topamax
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Topamax - topiramate - 25mg - 60 Tablets Topamax topiramate Brand United Kingdom 25mg 60 Tablets DR $85.40 Add
Topamax - topiramate - 50mg - 60 Tablets Topamax topiramate Brand United Kingdom 50mg 60 Tablets DR $110.01 Add
Topamax - topiramate - 100mg - 60 Tablets Topamax topiramate Brand United Kingdom 100mg 60 Tablets DR $199.75 Add
Topamax - topiramate - 200mg - 60 Tablets Topamax topiramate Brand United Kingdom 200mg 60 Tablets DR $376.34 Add
Topamax Sprinkle - topiramate - 15mg - 60 Capsules Topamax Sprinkle topiramate Brand United Kingdom 15mg 60 Capsules DR $60.79 Add
Topamax Sprinkle - topiramate - 15mg - 60 Capsules Topamax Sprinkle topiramate Brand United Kingdom 15mg 60 Capsules DR $60.79 Add
Topamax Sprinkle - topiramate - 25mg - 60 Capsules Topamax Sprinkle topiramate Brand United Kingdom 25mg 60 Capsules DR $89.74 Add
Topamax Sprinkle - topiramate - 50mg - 60 Capsules Topamax Sprinkle topiramate Brand United Kingdom 50mg 60 Capsules DR $130.27 Add
Topamax - topiramate - 25mg - 200 TAB Topamax topiramate Brand New Zealand 25mg 200 TAB RX $210.00 Add
Topamax - topiramate - 100mg - 120 TAB Topamax topiramate Brand New Zealand 100mg 120 TAB RX $222.00 Add
Topamax - Topiramate - 200mg - 120 TAB Topamax Topiramate Brand New Zealand 200mg 120 TAB RX $347.00 Add

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Topamax (topiramate) is an anticonvulsant medication predominantly used to help reduce the frequency and severity of seizures and migraine headaches. It may be used in patients as young as 2 years old for seizures; it is generally reserved for patients at least 12 years old with migraines.

In both cases it's common for Topamax may be used on its own or with other medications. Topamax must be taken daily over the long term to provide benefit.

Topamax is also used off-label in numerous other conditions, ranging from weight loss to alcoholism, and is being investigated for even more applications.

Managing Seizures with Topamax

In treating seizures, Topamax is typically used in:

  • Partial-onset seizures
  • Primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures
  • Seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

In partial-onset and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures Topamax may be used on its own or along with other seizure medications. In Lennox-Gastaut syndrome other medications are nearly always taken along with Topamax. In no scenario should Topamax be used as a fast-acting "rescue" treatment; it is not a replacement for clonazepam, nitrazepam, or other fast-acting medications.

Topamax reduces the frequency and severity of seizures, and for many patients eliminates them completely. For maximum benefit and to reduce risk of side effects it is important the medication be taken consistently, every day and at the same times each day to keep levels of the drug consistent.

Dosage will depend on age, other medical conditions, other medications being taken, and other personal variables. In patients under 10 years old dosage will depend almost entirely on weight. A rough guideline for otherwise healthy patients ages 10 and up:

  • Treatment may start at low doses of 50 mg per day, gradually increased every two or three weeks.
  • The standard daily dose of Topamax when it is the only medication being taken is 400 mg per day, divided into two doses taken morning and evening.
  • When other anti-seizure medications are being taken the standard dose is 200 mg per day, divided into two smaller doses taken morning and evening. This can vary significantly, however, depending on the other medications involved.
  • Each dose should be taken with a full glass of water.
  • Tablets may be taken with or without food according to personal preference.

Some patients notice improvements (fewer or less severe seizures) just days after starting Topamax, but it should be taken for several weeks before evaluating results---it may take a month before significant results are seen. Maximum results should be seen within two months.

Treatment may continue for as long as Topamax continues to provide benefit. Treatment should not stop abruptly; speak with a doctor about a discontinuation plan.

Topamax for Migraines

Topamax sees wide use as a migraine treatment, and, though off-label uses, is sometimes taken for other types of headaches, such as tension headaches. There is also some evidence that Topamax reduces the frequency and severity of cluster headaches, though this is not currently an approved use and little clinical data is available.

As mentioned above, Topamax is a long-term treatment and not a fast-acting rescue treatment. Rescue treatments, such as triptan medications or painkillers, may still be utilized if a headache does occur.

Administration is simple:

  • The standard dose of Topamax for migraines is 100 mg per day, divided into two 50 mg doses taken morning and evening.
  • Each dose should be taken with a full glass of water.
  • Tablets may be taken with or without food according to personal preference.

Some patients notice improvements days after starting treatment, but more commonly it takes one or two months to see significant results. Maximum results should be seen after three months. If there is no noticeable improvement after two months of treatment, alternative options should be considered.

Treatment may continue for as long as Topamax continues to provide benefit.

Important Considerations

Topamax is known to be harmful to unborn babies. Women trying to conceive or who are sexually active but do not have access to reliable birth control should not take this medication. If pregnancy is discovered while taking Topamax, speak with a doctor as soon as possible. Keep in mind that if taking this medication for seizures, especially if it has been taken long term, treatment should not stop abruptly.

Topamax can increase risk of developing kidney stones, which is why taking each dose with a full glass of water is encouraged. Additional fluid intake will further ensure hydration and lower this risk.

Other medications can interact with Topamax, reducing effectiveness of one or more of the medications involved. This includes over-the-counter medications and supplements. Check with a doctor or pharmacist before taking any other medications while taking Topamax.

Topamax Sprinkle (topiramate) is an anticonvulsant primarily used to treat migraine headaches and seizures. It can be used in patients age 2 and up for seizures; age 12 and up for migraines. The medication also sees a range of off-label uses, such as for cluster headaches, weight loss, PTSD, and others.

The sprinkle version of this medication differs from regular Topamax in two important ways:

  • Sprinkles can be opened and sprinkled on soft foods; regular Topamax tablets must be swallowed whole.
  • Sprinkles are available in a maximum dose of 50 mg; regular Topamax is available in 200 mg doses.

Topamax Sprinkles are ideal for those who have difficulty, or an aversion to, swallowing whole tablets. While such individuals are found among all age groups, it is predominantly children who make use of sprinkles.

Children also require smaller doses, making the 50 mg maximum dose of sprinkles more convenient. However, one can open multiple sprinkle tablets to acheive any dose, and experience the same benefit as if it were all taken in a single dose. It is simply a matter of individual preference.

Seizure Management

Topamax Sprinkles are effective at reducing the frequency and severity of seizures, particularly:

  • Partial-onset seizures
  • Primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures
  • Seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

Many patients find the medication stops seizures entirely, while others find the medication only helps. Topamax Sprinkles can be used on their own or with other medications. It's important that the medication be taken every day for full benefit.

Treatment is simple once the adequate dose has been reached. In patients age 10 and up:

  • Week 1, start with 50 mg per day, divided into two 25 mg doses, taken morning and night.
  • Week 2, switch to 100 mg per day, divided into two 50 mg doses.
  • Week 3, switch to 150 mg per day, divided into two 75 mg doses.
  • Week 4, switch to 200 mg per day, divided into two 100 mg doses.
  • Week 5, switch to 300 mg per day, divided into two 150 mg doses.
  • Week 6, switch to 400 mg per day, divided into two 200 mg doses.

In children age 2 to 9, dosage depends largely on weight. Other medications being taken and other medical conditions present can influence dosage as well. As above, dosage should start low and be gradually increased to the daily maintenance dose. In otherwise healthy children, the maintenance dose is as follows:

  • Up to 11 kg (24 lbs): 150-250 mg per day, in two divided doses.
  • 12 to 22 kg (25 to 49 lbs): 200-300 mg per day, in two divided doses.
  • 23 to 31 kg (50 to 69 lbs): 200-350 mg per day, in two divided doses.
  • 32 to 38 kg (70 to 84 lbs): 250-350 mg per day, in two divided doses.
  • Over 38 kg (85 lbs): 250-400 mg per day, in two divided doses.

It will take about two months of treatment for full benefit to be seen. Treatment may continue for as long as it provides benefits and no adverse effects develop.

Alleviating Migraines

Reducing the frequency and severity of migraines is the other common use of Topamax Sprinkles. Here, too, the medication must be taken every day over the long-term to provide benefit.

In patients age 12 and up:

  • Week 1, start with 25 mg once per day.
  • Week 2, increase dosage to 50 mg per day, divided into two 25 mg doses.
  • Week 3, increase to 75 mg per day, divided into one 25 mg dose and one 50 mg dose.
  • Week 4, increase to 100 mg per day, divided into two 50 mg doses.

Off-label, the medication can also be used for cluster headaches; instructions are the same as for migraines except the ultimate daily dose is 200 mg per day, taken in two 100 mg doses. Dosage increases should be no higher than 25 mg per week.

Patients may need to wait about three months for full benefits to be seen. The medication does little for a migraine actually in progress, however; NSAIDs, triptans, or other rescue treatments to immediately address pain and other symptoms can still be used.

Precautions During Use

Topamax Sprinkles are known to be harmful to unborn babies. Women trying to conceive or who are sexually active but do not have access to reliable birth control should not take this medication. If pregnancy is discovered while taking Topamax, speak with a doctor as soon as possible. Keep in mind that if taking this medication for seizures, especially if it has been taken long term, treatment should not stop abruptly.

This medication can increase risk of developing kidney stones, which is why taking each dose with a full glass of water is encouraged. Additional fluid intake will further ensure hydration and lower this risk.

Other medications can interact with Topamax Sprinkles, reducing effectiveness of one or more of the medications involved. This includes over-the-counter medications and supplements. Check with a doctor or pharmacist before taking any other medications while taking Topamax Sprinkles.

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