Topamax (Topiramate) Signs, Symptoms And Side Effects
Topamax has to be described to you by your doctor, who should determine in you are an eligible candidate. If you suffer from epilepsy, seizures or migraine headaches, Topamax may be an effective solution for you. Topiramate is designed to be taken orally, typically twice a day. While taking Topamax, if you experience a migraine or a seizure, you should still follow your medical provider’s instructions for dealing with those events.
There are some side effects and risks associated with Topamax. Topiramate medications are very strong and should only be prescribed when your doctor determines that the risks are outweighed by the benefits for you. Some of the side effects associated with Topamax are drowsiness, fatigue, dizziness, tingling in the hands and feet, loss of appetite, trouble concentrating, nervousness and speech problems.
If you experience the following more severe side effects, you should seek medical help right away: fever, chills, painful urination, kidney stones and/or blood in urine.
All prescription drugs carry varying degrees of addictiveness, but addiction is possible to most of them. If you think you may be addicted to your topiramate medication, consider the following signs of addiction. Do you find yourself thinking about your next Topamax dosage throughout the day? Is taking Topamax the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? Are you taking more than is prescribed? Do you feel withdrawal symptoms, like chills or nausea, when it is time for your next dose?
If these questions sound like they describe you or someone you know, Topamax addiction or dependence may be occurring.
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