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Topamac 100 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Topamac Tablet

Topamac 100 mg Tablet is used for epilepsy/seizures and preventive treatment of migraine.

Topamac Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Memory impairment

How to use Topamac Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Topamac 100 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Topamac Tablet works

Topamac 100 mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Topamac Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Topamac 100 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Topamac 100 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Topamac 100 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Topamac 100 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Topamac 100 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Topamac 100 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Topamac 100 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Topamac 100 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Topamac Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Topamac 100 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Topamac 100 mg Tablet helps in the treatment and prevention of seizures.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Topamac 100 mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day while taking Topamac 100 mg Tablet. This can reduce the risk of kidney stones.
  • Do not take Topamac 100 mg Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Topamac with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Stoin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dizapam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Antep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan, Anxionil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Risure
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Konit
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Equblam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Panik
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Topamac

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Suffering from headache. History of migraine in the family. Neurological advice required for treatment.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
Tab topamac 25 mg Hs
I have very severe migraine problem. Paid with asthama, sinusitis. It's very difficult to deal with .what should I do.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
Try topamac 25 mg daily
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FAQs

Q. For how long do I need to take Topamac?

The dose and duration of this medicine will depend on your doctor’s advice. Topamac does not cure your condition (seizures/migraine) but prevents them from occurring. So, you may have to keep taking it for months or years depending on improvement in your symptoms and side effects that may occur.

Q. Is Topamac good for anxiety?

Topamac is not indicated for the treatment of anxiety. Please consult your doctor before taking the medicine

Q. Is Topamac safe to take?

Yes, Topamac is safe if taken as prescribed and advised by the doctor.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Topamac?

Serious side effects of Topamac are rare. These serious effects of Topamac may include glaucoma (difficulty in seeing, eye pain and blurred vision), kidney stones (sharp pain in your sides or lower back) and metabolic acidosis (tiredness, loss of appetite, irregular and faint heartbeat). Other serious side effect of Topamac could be suicidal thoughts and insufficient sweating (some children taking Topamac may not sweat enough in hot weather, causing their body temperatures to rise).

Q. I am taking valproic acid for fits. Will Topamac interfere with the working of valproic acid? Can this combination be taken?

Topamac does not interfere with the working of valproic acid, but it increases the risk of getting increased levels of ammonia in blood (hyperammonemia). This can be dangerous. Excess levels of ammonia in blood may cause difficulty in thinking, remembering information, or solving problems. It may decrease your alertness and make you feel very sleepy with low energy. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice these symptoms. In rare cases, hyperammonemia may even occur because of Topamac alone.

Q. Can Topamac be used in children?

Yes, Topamac is used for seizures in children more than 2 years of age. However, because of the lack of any reports, this medicine is not recommended to be used in children for migraine.

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