Topamax

About Topamax (Prescription Drug)

Topamax®, a brand name for topiramate, is an anti-convulsant and is used with other medications to treat certain types of seizures in patients with epilepsy or Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. It is also used to prevent migraine or cluster headaches.

Learn more about Topamax in our Topamax Community Report.

Joli's Topamax History (Ongoing)
Topamax (topiramate)
50 mg Daily Dec 14, 2008 - Feb 05, 2010
100 mg Daily Feb 05, 2010 - Last Update

Joli's Topamax is for…

  • Epilepsy

Joli's side effects of Topamax…

  • Numbness and tingling Jan 20, 2009
  • Burning sensation Jan 20, 2009
  • Slurred speech May 24, 2010

Evaluations


May 24, 2010

Dosage
100 mg Daily
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (numbness and tingling, burning sensation, slurred speech)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips
To be on this medicine is a god send for myself.... I have not had a seizure in a year.... I also changed many things in my life though. You do have to take it the way your doctor tells you too. If you party a lot you need to " tone it down" for the sake of your health. Topamax honestly has made it easier for me live my life w/o having to worry about having another seizure... Granted you have to live your life a bit more stress free.. Being that STRESS also causes seizures.... Chaos... The mind can only take so much... Eat healthy.. Excercise to the best of your ability. :0) I was on a bunch of meds that made me very dopey at one time... The docs and I narrowed it down to this one, and it's been doing the job. Yes there are a few side effects but nothing like a siezure.... I get the tingles through my hands... I tend to forget things at times... But then I'm right back on track! These are chances you take to become better.... So good luck to all! hope I was of help!