119 patient evaluations for Topiramate

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Feb 2, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (carbonated drinks taste flat)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I'd tell them it makes soda, beer, & champagne taste funny but to me it's worth it. I went from nearly constant migraines to almost none!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 16, 2016 (Started Jun 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (paresthesia)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 12, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cluster headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was Actually put on Topamax for my epilepsy. Controlling my headaches was the best side effect from a medication that I ever experienced. But I still find that getting a good nights sleep and trying my best to eat healthy helps a lot.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fingers tingling

Jan 7, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cluster headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Side effects: fingers tingling

Mar 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cluster headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Topamax has been a very good for me. When I first went onit it was just to controll seizures, but then I started having cluster headaches it was increased . I do my very best not to miss a dose of medication. I also try to get to know the people at the pharmacy(they know me by name) it helps me when I hve any probs.
Side effects: fingers tingling

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Aug 18, 2016 (Started Jun 12, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (frequent urination)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 9, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cluster headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 7, 2015 (Started Nov 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cluster headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 28, 2010 (Started Nov 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cluster headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Medication are set up a week in advance for 3 time a day. Had additional benefit of weight lose over a year of from 315 to 240. Quit smoking and put on 20 pounds and thyroid went out of wack and added another 25 lbs.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2015 (Started Apr 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for emotional stability)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you have migraines this has worked great for mine I have not had one for years I also needed to lose weight and I have lost weight on this medication it is not a weight loss drug I was already way over weight this just helped
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 4, 2015 (Started Oct 10, 1988)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this has been a "miracle drug" for me no seizures.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 28, 2013 (Started Oct 10, 1988)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take as directed. no seizures.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 13, 2010 (Started Oct 10, 1988)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: none
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 11, 2010 (Started Oct 10, 1988)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: no seizures for the past 11 months.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 19, 2009 (Started Oct 10, 1988)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it really worked for me. reduced my seizures to a few per yr.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 31, 2014 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for oscillopsia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (pseudobulbar affect)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 31, 2014 (Started Feb 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for dizziness)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (pins and needles, dry mouth, pins and needles)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily

Dec 20, 2014 (Started Feb 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for dizziness)
  • Side effects
    Mild (pins and needles, dry mouth, pins and needles)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

Apr 14, 2013 (Started Feb 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for dizziness)
  • Side effects
    Mild (pins and needles, dry mouth, pins and needles)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Always make sure you titrate up slowly with this medication. If you come down, titrate down. Never jump up or down.

  • 0 helpful marks
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