Topiramate is an antiepileptic drug and nerve pain medication. It works by reducing the frequency of seizures and increasing the time between them in people with epilepsy. Topiramate can also be used to treat neuropathic pain, including fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome.
Topiramate is an antiepileptic drug used to help control certain types of seizures. It can also be used to treat neuropathic pain, migraines and cluster headaches.
Topiramate belongs to the class of drugs known as antiepileptics (also known as anticonvulsants), which are used by millions of people every day around the world for their side effects or various disorders such as epilepsy and neuropathic pain (e.g., diabetic nerve damage).
Topiramate (Topamax) is an anticonvulsant that can also be used to treat neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain is caused by damage to the nervous system and may include nerve damage, inflammation and other conditions.
Topiramate reduces the severity of pain caused by these conditions by blocking nerve signals from traveling along nerves in your body.
Common side effects of topiramate include dizziness, headache and drowsiness. Other common side effects include nausea, vomiting and anorexia (loss of appetite), dry mouth and weight loss.
How to use
Topiramate is a medicine used to treat seizures and neuropathic pain. It works by affecting the brain’s glutamate receptors, which are glutamate-activated ion channels.
Topiramate can be taken by mouth or swallowed whole, as an injection that must be given under supervision at the hospital setting (1), or through an implanted device (2). Side effects include dizziness, diarrhea and nausea; if these occur in high doses they may be serious enough to warrant stopping treatment with topiramate.
It is taken by mouth. It can be swallowed whole or divided and sprinkled on food.
It may be taken with or without food, depending on your doctor’s instructions.
If you miss a dose of Topiramate 200 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take two doses at once unless directed to do so by your doctor
Side Effect of Topiramate 200mg
Side effects of topiramate 200mg may include the following:
- Dizziness, weakness, or drowsiness.
- Vomiting, stomach pain, constipation.
- Blurry vision or dry eyes.
- Sore throat or runny nose.
- Sweating or chills
We hope that we have helped you understand the possible side effects of topiramate, as well as how to treat them. If you have any questions about your own health or would like more information about any of these topics, please contact a doctor or pharmacist.