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Main information about Topamax
Topamax is an oral medication which is used for treatment of some types of epilepsy. It can also be utilized against Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in children clients. Generic Topamax is in some cases also recommended for migraines There have likewise been some examinations into whether Topamax could be used as a mood stabilizer and lots of psychiatrists think it to be efficient here.

How Does Topamax Work
Topamax is referred to as an antiepileptic or anticonvulsant medicine although its exact way of action is to be described. Topamax features 4 properties making it both a also antimigraine and anticonvulsant drug: enhancement of GABA activity, clog of the salt channels, repressive result on carbonic anhydrase enzyme and antagonism of the AMPA/kainite subtype.

Topamax Instructions
Take Topamax precisely as recommended. Follow the medical professional's directions. Do as they inform you if your physician changes the routine. Do not take Generic Topamax in dosages that are various than the suggested. Topamax can be taken with or without food. When using it, consume a lot of liquids. If you require surgery, notify the medical professional of your Generic Topamax treatment. Do not cease making use of Topamax without talking with the medical professional.

Topamax Dosage
For some conditions, you may begin treatment with Topamax once daily at bedtime and slowly increase your dosage to two times a day. It may take several weeks or months to reach the finest dosage for you and to get the full advantage from Topamax.

Pregnancy

Throughout pregnancy, Topamax must be used just when clearly needed. It may harm a coming infant. Talk about using reputable types of contraception with your doctor. If you are planning pregnancy, conceive, or think you may be pregnant, right away speak to your medical professional about the benefits and risks of using Topamax during pregnancy. If you are taking Topamax to treat seizures, note that without treatment seizures are a severe condition that can damage both a pregnant woman and her unborn baby, so do not stop taking Topamax unless instructed by your physician.
Topamax passes into breast milk and may have unwanted effects on a nursing infant. Consult your physician prior to breast-feeding

How to buy Topamax online
Aim to talk with your physician prior to making a decision to accept it. Even if you think the info above suffices for you to choose, medical talk is a should to prevent severe negative effects.

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Uses

Generic Topamax (topiramate) is an anticonvulsant, i.e. it can be used alone or along with other medications to fight seizures in children and adults. In addition, it can be used for prevention of migraines and to reduce the number of migraine attacks. However, it will not cure an attack that has already started.

How to take

Generic Topamax should be taken according to your doctor’s instructions and directions on the prescription label. Do not change the dosage or period of use without prior medical consult.

Generic Topamax should be swallowed without chewing or crashing, during meals or otherwise.

Side effects

If you experience any symptoms associated with allergies such as difficulty breathing, hives, swollen tongue etc., stop using the medication and seek urgent medical help. Also report mood changes, anxiety, panic attacks or insomnia.

Contact a medical specialist immediately if you experience any of the following: sigh problems, pain in the eye area or behind the eyes; dry mouth, thirst, sleepiness, reduced perspiration, fever and hot skin; impeded thinking, mental confusion, concentration problems, speech or balance problems; vomiting, lack of appetite, fatigue, uneven heartbeat, feeling close to fainting; acute side or lower back pain; painful urination.

Common side effects of taking Generic Topamax include: mild dizziness, nervousness, numbness, tingly sensation, weight loss, diarrhea, and common cold symptoms.

Note that this list of side effects is not complete.

Precautions

As Generic Topamax may slow down your thinking or reactions as well as cause blurred vision, use extra caution while driving or taking up any other activity that requires utmost concentration after taking Generic Topamax. Do not combine the medication with alcohol as it may increase the probability of side effects and increase the risk of seizure.

Avoid ketogenic diets that are high in fat and low in carbohydrates, as it may increase the risk of kidney stones.

Drug interactions

Notify your doctor of all other medications you are taking, especially: lithium (Eskalith, LithoBid); hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Hyzaar, Lopressor, Vasoretic, Zestoretic); metformin (Glucophage, Actoplus Met, Avandamet, Fortamet, Janumet, PrandiMet, Riomet); atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine), belladonna (Donnatal, etc.), benztropine (Cogentin), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm-Scop); bronchodilators such as ipratropium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva); bladder or urinary medications such as darifenacin (Enablex), solifenacin (Vesicare), etc.; glaucoma medications such as acetazolamide (Diamox) or methazolamide (Neptazane); other seizure medications such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol), lamotrigine (Lamictal), phenytoin (Dilantin), valproic acid (Depakote, Depakene), or zonisamide (Zonegran).

Use extra caution when combining Generic Topamax with cold or allergy medications, sedatives, painkillers, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers and antidepressants, as they may increase the sleepy effect of Generic Topamax.

Other medications may interact with Generic Topamax as well.

Missed dose

If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you have missed.

Storage

Generic Topamax should be stored between 59°F and 86°F (15°C and 30°C) away from light and moisture, out of reach of children and pets.