Topiram 50mg Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Topiram 50mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat epilepsy (seizures) and to prevent migraines. It is also used in the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (a rare, but severe form of epilepsy that starts in early childhood).

Topiram 50mg Tablet controls seizures by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain. It may be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time, each day. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor may cause an increased frequency of seizures. Your doctor may advise regular monitoring of serum bicarbonate levels while you are taking this medicine.

Some of the common side effects of this medicine include nausea, taste change, fatigue, diarrhea, weight loss, loss of appetite, and memory impairment. It may also cause vision problems like myopia or glaucoma, so it is important to get your eyesight checked before you start the treatment and regularly thereafter. You may experience dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Please consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or do not go away.

Uses of Topiram Tablet

Benefits of Topiram Tablet

In Epilepsy/Seizures

Topiram 50mg Tablet is an anticonvulsant (or anti-epileptic) medicine that works by decreasing the nerve impulses which cause the seizures. By controlling the frequency of seizures, it will help you go about your daily activities with more confidence. It helps reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety.
This medicine is not associated with any physical or psychological dependence (addiction) but it should not be stopped suddenly. It must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. Missing doses may trigger a seizure.

In Prevention of Migraine

It is not fully established how Topiram 50mg Tablet helps prevent migraines. It may change the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain or increase the activity in a region of the brain associated with migraines. By preventing and reducing the frequency of headaches, it can help you carry out your daily activities and have a better quality of life.

In Lennox–Gastaut syndrome

Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is a rare but severe form of epilepsy that usually starts in early childhood. Affected children may experience several different types of seizures. Topiram 50mg Tablet helps prevent and control these seizures by decreasing the nerve impulses which cause the seizures.

Side effects of Topiram Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Topiram

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Memory impairment
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Numbness
  • Psychomotor impairment
  • Sleepiness
  • Speech disorder
  • Taste change
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Visual impairment
  • Weight loss

How to use Topiram 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. Topiram 50mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Topiram Tablet works

Topiram 50mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Topiram 50mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Topiram 50mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Topiram 50mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Topiram 50mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Topiram 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Topiram 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Topiram 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Topiram 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Topiram Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Topiram 50mg 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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Quick Tips

  • Take your medication regularly as directed by your doctor as missing doses can trigger seizures.
  • Do not change the brand of your medicine and make sure that you have sufficient amount of medicine present with you.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent seizures:
    • Practice yoga every day.
    • Get enough sleep at nighttime.
    • Limit the use of screen time such as mobile/laptop.
    • Take your medication on time.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day while taking Topiram 50mg Tablet. This can reduce the risk of kidney stones.
  • Monitor your weight during treatment with this medicine as it can cause weight gain.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dioxolopyrans Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Topiram with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Antep, C Lep, Ametol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Equblam, Zepox, Raipox
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Risure
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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She has problem of epilepsy from last two years
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, epilepsy and seizures cannot be treated online without physically examining the child and detailed history.
I am suffering from Left sided migraine which is Dull and cold. Starts from the nape of neck and settles down on top left side with pain in left eye left jaw and all over. I have been prescribed Topiram 25 and Naxdom 500, Its of no use kindly prescribe sure shot medicine.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
migarid 5 mg at nite
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FAQs

Q. For how long do I need to take Topiram 50mg Tablet?

The dose and duration of this medicine will depend on your doctor’s advice. Topiram 50mg Tablet 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 Topiram 50mg Tablet good for anxiety?

Topiram 50mg Tablet is not indicated for the treatment of anxiety. Please consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Topiram 50mg Tablet?

Serious side effects of Topiram 50mg Tablet are rare. The serious effects of Topiram 50mg Tablet 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 effects of Topiram 50mg Tablet could be suicidal thoughts and insufficient sweating (some children taking Topiram 50mg Tablet may not sweat enough in hot weather, causing their body temperatures to rise).

Q. I am taking valproic acid for fits. Will Topiram 50mg Tablet interfere with the working of valproic acid? Can this combination be taken?

Topiram 50mg Tablet does not interfere with the working of valproic acid, but it increases the risk of getting excess levels of ammonia in blood (hyperammonemia). Increased levels of ammonia in blood can be dangerous and may cause difficulty in thinking, remembering information or solving problems. It may also decrease your alertness and make you feel very sleepy with low energy. Immediately inform your doctor if you notice these symptoms. It is important to know that, in rare cases, Topiram 50mg Tablet alone can cause hyperammonemia.

Q. Can Topiram 50mg Tablet be used in children?

Yes, Topiram 50mg Tablet 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.

Q. Since I have started using Topiram 50mg Tablet people are saying that I have lost weight. Is it because of Topiram 50mg Tablet or something else for which I should get investigated?

It could be due to Topiram 50mg Tablet because Topiram 50mg Tablet commonly causes weight loss probably due to decrease in appetite. If you still have any doubts, talk to your doctor who will advise you appropriately.

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