Topamac 50 mg Tablet is a medicine use to treat epilepsy (seizures) and to prevent migraines. It is also use in the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (a rare, but severe form of epilepsy that starts in early childhood).
Topamac 50 mg Tablet may be take with or without food, preferably at the same time, each day.
If you have miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember it and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
Stopping the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor may cause an increase frequency of seizures.
Your doctor may advise regular monitoring of serum bicarbonate levels while you are taking this medicine.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include nausea, taste change, fatigue, diarrhea, weight loss, loss of appetite, and memory impairment.
It may also cause vision problems like myopia or glaucoma, so it is important to get your eyesight check before you start the treatment and regularly thereafter.
You may experience dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.
Please consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or do not go away.
USES OF TOPAMAC TABLET
Prevention of Migraine
BENEFITS OF TOPAMAC TABLET
Topamac 50mg Tablet is an anticonvulsant (or anti-epileptic) medicine that works by decreasing the nerve impulses which cause the seizures. By controlling the frequency of seizures, it will help you go about your daily activities with more confidence. It helps reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety.
This medicine is not associate with any physical or psychological dependence (addiction) but it should not be stopp suddenly. It must be take regularly as prescribe to be effective. Missing doses may trigger a seizure.
In Prevention of Migraine
It is not fully established how Topamac 50mg Tablet helps prevent migraines. It may change the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain or increase the activity in a region of the brain associated with migraines. By preventing and reducing the frequency of headaches, it can help you carry out your daily activities and have a better quality of life.
In Lennox–Gastaut syndrome
Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is a rare but severe form of epilepsy that usually starts in early childhood. Affected children may experience several different types of seizures. Topamac 50mg Tablet helps prevent and control these seizures by decreasing the nerve impulses which cause the seizures.
SIDE EFFECTS OF TOPAMAC TABLET
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Topamac
- Abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite
- Memory impairment
- Psychomotor impairment
- Speech disorder
- Taste change
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Visual impairment
- Weight loss
HOW TO USE TOPAMAC TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Topamac 50mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW TOPAMAC TABLET WORKS
Topamac 50mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.