Topamax for Children

Topamax® (topiramate) is a prescription medication used for the treatment of epileptic seizures in adults and children as well as the prevention of migraine headaches in adults. Specifically, Topamax is approved for treating epilepsy either alone (for children age 10 and up) or in combination with other medications (for children age two and up).
Topamax has not been adequately studied for migraine prevention in children, and is not approved for this use.
When using Topamax in children, the dosage will be based on several factors, such as age, the medical condition being treated, and other medications the child is taking (including nonprescription medications, vitamins, and supplements).
Topamax comes in the form of tablets or "sprinkle" capsules. It is taken by mouth, usually twice a day. Before giving this medication to your child, talk to your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using Topamax in children.
(Click Topamax Uses to learn more about giving Topamax to children. This article also discuss specific uses, including possible off-label indications for this medicine.)
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