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(also known as Topiramate)
Topiramate (brand name: Topamax©) is an anticonvulsant drug used to treat epilepsy in both children and adults. In children it is also indicated for treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (a disorder that causes seizures and developmental delays). It is also Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for, and now most ... more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Bipolar Disorder
1993
68%
Migraine Headaches
1423
61%
Chronic Pain
714
56%
Epilepsy & Seizures
568
65%
Post-Traumatic Stress D...
367
64%
Overall, 65% (6137 Members) find Topamax helpful
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Topamax Reviews

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I am on 75mg of topomax. I can not take the diamox since I am allergic to it. The topomax is working great. I was on 150 mg of topomax but since loosing 30 lbs she has reduced it to 75mg.
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Only used for losing weight so im told
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side affects bothered me.
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It helps stabilize my moods.
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it works
Did this for years. Not on it currently. Seemed to help.
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I took this a while ago for migraines and they just piggy backed it for bipolar as well. It worked until I was taking it for quite some time and I could never think of the right words and just had a lot of issues communicating things properly. I felt like an idiot.
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currently use 200 mg
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Made me lose a lot of weight but also made me dumb and jittery.
This medication worked fantastically for a few months and then just stopped.
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: OT Topamax users: something personal
    No, not taking rivotril/klonopin, just taking Topiramate, Lexapro and prn zyprexa. I've noticed that it's really hit my memory and leaves with wor... [More]
  2. Discussion: topamax?
    I too was on Topamax for many years. At first, it was a God send, and my headaches became much more manageable. However, I had to increase the dose ev... [More]
  3. Discussion: Topamax
    topomax (topiramate) is an anti seizure drug that is prescribed off label for weight loss. it's also used to treat bipolar disorder and migraines in ... [More]
  4. Discussion: Topiramate / Topamax withdrawal?
    Has anyone experienced problems when decreasing the topiramate dosage? On my doctor's suggestion, I cut back from 125 to 100 mg per day one week ago.... [More]
  5. Discussion: Topamax?
    Hi all, My Neuro decided to change her prescription from Diamox to Topamax before I even started taking Diamox. Why? Because the Neruo said Topamax... [More]