What Does Topamax Treat?
Your healthcare provider may prescribe Topamax® (topiramate) to treat several conditions that affect the nervous system. Specifically, Topamax is approved to treat epilepsy either alone (for children age 10 and up) or in combination with other medications (for children age 2 and up). This medication is also approved to prevent migraine headaches in adults.
Topamax can also be used in an off-label fashion. Some of these off-label uses include treating the following conditions:
- Absence seizures
- Atonic seizures
- Bipolar disorder
- Diabetic neuropathy or other types of neuropathic pain (nerve pain)
- Infantile spasms (seizures in very young infants)
- Myoclonic seizures
(For more information on what Topamax treats, click Topamax Uses. This article takes a closer look at approved uses for this medication, as well as dosing in children and possible off-label uses.)