Topamax Medicine

Topamax® (topiramate) is a medicine approved to treat epileptic seizures and prevent migraines. This prescription medication is approved for treating epilepsy either alone (for children age 10 and up) or in combination with other medications (for children age 2 and up). Topamax has not been adequately studied for migraine prevention in children and is not approved for treating migraines in this age group.
Although it is not entirely clear how this medication works for epilepsy or migraines, it is believed to help slow down abnormal electrical signals in the brain. It is thought that migraines may be triggered by nerve cells in the brain that are too easily excited. Topamax helps calm these nerve cells, working to prevent a migraine from ever starting.
Although most people do not experience any problems with this medicine, Topamax is not suitable for everyone. Make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medications you are taking (including vitamins and nonprescription medicines), as well as any other medical conditions you may have.
(Click Topamax and Topamax Uses for a complete overview of Topamax, a medicine used for treating seizures and preventing migraines. These articles also discuss how this drug works, potential side effects, and safety concerns to be aware of before taking it.)
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