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Topamax® (topiramate) is a prescription medication approved for preventing migraine headaches and for treating epileptic seizures (either used alone or in combination with other seizure medications).
Although most people do not have any problems while taking this drug, Topamax is not suitable for everyone. For instance, you may not be able to safely use this medication if you have certain medical conditions, such as glaucoma, kidney stones, or severe diarrhea. You also may not be able to take Topamax if you are currently taking certain medications, including some vitamins, herbal supplements, and non-prescription medications.
Topamax comes in the form of tablets or "sprinkle" capsules. It is taken by mouth, usually twice a day. The amount of the drug that your healthcare provider prescribed will depend on factors such as the condition being treated and if other medical conditions are present.
(Click Topamax for more information on Topamax, a drug used for treating seizures and preventing migraines. This article also covers how this medication works, lists potential side effects, and offers some general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
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