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Topiramate ER

topiramate
Topiramate is a seizure medicine, also called an anticonvulsant. Topiramate is used to treat certain types of seizures in adults and children who are at least 2 years old. Some brands of topiramate are also used to prevent migraine headaches in adults and teenagers who are at least 12 years old. These medicines Topiramate may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
topiramate
DRUG TYPE
carbonic anhydrase inhibitor anticonvulsants

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Topiramate may cause vision problems that can be permanent if not treated quickly. Call your doctor right away if you have a sudden decrease in vision.

This medicine may increase the risk of a birth defect called cleft lip and palate in a newborn. There may be other medications that are safer to use during pregnancy. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.

Topiramate can increase body temperature and decrease sweating, which may lead to life-threatening dehydration. Tell your doctor if you have decreased sweating, high fever, and hot dry skin.

Topiramate can also increase the level of acid in your blood (metabolic acidosis). Tell your doctor if you have irregular heartbeats, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, or trouble thinking.

Some people have thoughts about suicide while taking seizure medicine. Stay alert to changes in your mood or symptoms. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor.

Do not stop using topiramate suddenly or you could have increased seizures.

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Topiramate ER capsule, extended release 150 mg

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