Topamax (Topiramate) How Long Does It Stay In Your System?
- 1. How Long Does Topamax (Topiramate) Stay In Your System?
- 2. Topamax (Topiramate) Prescription Facts
- 3.Topamax (Topiramate) Regulations
- 4. Most Commonly Abused Drugs Containing Topamax (Topiramate)
- 5. How Topamax (Topiramate) Affects The Brain And Body
- 6. Half-Life Of Topamax (Topiramate)
- 7. Factors That Influence How Long Topamax (Topiramate) Stays In Your System
- 8. How Long Does Topamax (Topiramate) Stay in Your Urine, Hair And Blood?
Dosage for topiramate is based on weight but usually starts with one pill per day and gradually increasing to two.
Since Topamax can stay in your system for up to six days, women should be aware that the medication reduces the effectiveness of birth control, so they need to take further precautions against pregnancy.
Recently, doctors are prescribing Topamax to stabilize moods in patients with bipolar disorder and the prescription is now being studied as a treatment for PTSD.
Topamax is taking orally and should be taken with plenty of fluids to prevent kidney stones from forming. There are some side effects which are possible while taking topiramate including drowsiness, dizziness, loss of coordination, tingling of the hands/feet, loss of appetite, bitter taste, diarrhea and weight loss.
In addition, topiramate may cause dehydration, especially in children, and has been reported to possibly cause vision problems.
Some patients may have mental side effects (i.e., confusion, memory problems, depression) from Topamax and should contact their doctor right away if they experience these or any other side effects from the prescription.
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If you take Topamax, not only will GABA neurotransmitters be affected but topiramate also:
- Blocks voltage-dependent sodium channels
- Blocks the action of glutamate (excitatory neurotransmitter)
- Inhibits the carbonic anhydrase enzyme, particularly isozymes II and IV
- Negatively modulates high-voltage-activated calcium channels
This prescription is processed through the kidneys, so if you have any issues with your kidneys, talk to your doctor. There is also a possibility of this medication affecting your eyes and causing narrow-angle glaucoma, so keep your doctor informed of any changes in your body.
You may feel drowsy or dizzy while taking Topamax, so driving or operating machinery is not advised.
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Other factors that may influence how long the prescription stays in your system are:
- Body mass
- Food Intake
- Kidney function
Your doctor can help you determine approximately the amount of time Topamax will be in your system.
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