What Is Topamax Prescribed For?

Topamax® (topiramate) is a prescription medication used to treat several conditions that affect the nervous system. Specifically, Topamax is prescribed for:
 
  • Treating epilepsy either alone (for children age 10 and up) or in combination with other medications (for children age 2 and up)
  • Preventing migraine headaches in adults.
     
There are also several "off-label" (or unapproved) uses for Topamax. On occasion, healthcare providers may prescribe Topamax to treat:
 
(For more information on what Topamax is prescribed for, click Topamax Uses This article discusses how the drug works, whether it is safe for children, and potential off-label uses.)
 
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