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Topiramate, Topamax

Description

Topiramate is an anti-convulsant drug used to treat epilepsy in both children and adults.

Action

anti-seizure

Indications

Topiramate is used to control seizures.

Side Effects

Some people taking this drug have developed a form of the serious eye disease called glaucoma, which left untreated, can cause vision loss. If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking topiramate and seek emergency medical attention: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives); blurred vision, changes in vision, or pain in or around the eyes worsening of seizures. Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take topiramate and talk to your doctor if you experience dizziness, poor coordination, sluggishness, or drowsiness; irregular back-and-forth movements of the eyes; nausea, loss of appetite, or weight loss; tremor, numbness, or tingling; confusion, difficulty concentrating or decreased memory; speech or language difficulties; or changes in behavior, depression, nervousness, or agitation.

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