Generic Name - Topiramate
Category - Anti-convulsants
Generic for Topamax* is effective in helping to control seizures (convulsions) in adults or children with various forms of epilepsy. Generic for Topamax*(Topiramate) may also be prescribed for other conditions, such as prevention of migraine headaches.
Generic for Topamax* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Topamax* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or any component of this formulation.
Generic for Topamax* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Topamax*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Oral contraceptives (birth control pills)
Generic for Topamax* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericTopamax*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Topamax* for seizures (convulsions) is 50 milligrams once daily during the first week. The daily dosage is then increased each week until, by the eighth week, the patient is taking 200 milligrams twice a day.
Generic for Topamax* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Topamax* side Effects include agitation, restlessness, irritability, or other changes in mood, decreased sweating and/or rise in body temperature, depression, or mood changes and difficulty breathing; fast or irregular breathing patterns.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Topamax*.
Generic for Topamax* and Pregnancy
Topiramate has not been studied in pregnant women. However, studies in pregnant animals have shown that topiramate may cause birth defects in the offspring, as well as adverse effects in the mother, when given in doses many times higher than the human dose. Before taking this medicine, make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or if you may become pregnant.
Generic for Topamax* and Breastfeeding
It is not known whether topiramate passes into breast milk. Although most medicines pass into breast milk in small amounts, many of them may be used safely while breast-feeding. Mothers who are taking this medicine and who wish to breast-feed should discuss this with their doctor.
Generic for Topamax* and Pediatric
Although there is no specific information comparing the use of topiramate in children with use in other age groups, this medicine is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in children than it does in adults. This medicine is not approved
Generic for Topamax* and Geriatric
In studies done to date that have included adults older than 60 years of age, topiramate has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults.
The above information about Generic for Topamax* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.