: Migraine prevention and treatment of Epilepsy
: Brand Topamax and Generic Topiramate 25mg, 50mg, 100mg, and 200mg
How Topiramate Works
Topiramate has two functions, to treat epilepsy and to prevent migraine headaches. For epilepsy, Topiramate can be used alone or combined with other epilepsy meds. Topiramate is also prescribed to those who have more than 4 migraine headaches a month and are not responsive to other medications to treat acute attacks. Topiramate works by affecting the chemicals in the brain that relay signals to the nerves. Topiramate is to be taken exactly as your doctor prescribed.
Generic Topiramate vs Brand Topamax
When comparing Topamax to its generic counterpart Topiramate the only major difference is the manufacturing company. Brand Topamax and generic Topamax are chemically and therapeutically the same, the only difference is the manufacturer. We currently carry the brand from Turkey and India and the generic from India and UK and Canada; it may come from other countries around the world.
Topiramate Possible side effects
While taking Topiramate some individuals may experience unwanted reactions. Although side effects don’t happen very often, it is important that you contact your physician if they become bothersome or persistent. Side effects that have been reported include:
• Back pain
• Chest pain
• Increased sweating
Topiramate is not for everyone, so speak to your doctor about the risks and benefits involved. Be sure to inform you doctor about any medical conditions you may have and any medication you are currently taking as it may affect the way you should take Topiramate. Women who are taking birth control, pregnant and breast-feeding need to be closely monitored by their physicians and they need to decide if the potential benefits outweigh the risks. Individuals with reduced liver function should not take Topiromate. If you are taking any of the following medications, speak to your doctor immediately as there may be an adverse effect:
• CNS depressants (medications that slow down the central nervous system, such as alcohol, sedatives, or morphine)
• Oral contraceptives (birth control pills)