119 patient evaluations for Topiramate

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Jun 17, 2012 (Started Mar 07, 2007)

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

Aug 25, 2010 (Started Mar 07, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 15, 2013 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia, withdrawal effects, anxious mood, agitation)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started taking as needed then, realized that it could be contributing to what I believe (self-diagnosed) was Serotonin Syndrome which, combined with everything else I was taking. If you find your condition (of any type) suddenly worse (within minutes or hours), start by asking your doctor about this first. It's taken me a year worth of specialists (who found nothing), psych tests (which proved I wasn't 'making it up'), and SELF RESEARCH to realize my problem. Miraculously, at least the symptoms that have been plaguing me since EXACTLY April of 2012 have gotten about 75% better within about 4 days. It happened so fast, I thought I had had a stroke or was going insane. Don't let this happen to you.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 21, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia, withdrawal effects, anxious mood, agitation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps when taken. My prescription ran out a few days ago and I haven't gone into the drugstore yet. Will be starting dose again soon. 8/2/12 Pharmacy informs me I haven't refilled since May. Oops!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

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

May 9, 2017 (Started Feb 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

Dec 4, 2010 (Started Feb 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 15, 2004 (Started Jul 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Severe (head tingling, nausea, mood swings, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be very careful with this medication and take as directed. Make sure to follow directions if you need to stop this medication due to serious side effects and withdrawls including seizures.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: head tingling, nausea, mood swings, headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 26, 2008 (Started Sep 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (feet tingling, hands tingling, cachexia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: You must follow the directions to the letter. Topamax is risky for seizures if you don't take it properly. If you drop it suddenly, you may risk a seizure. Follow the drs orders, ask your doctore before you quit it, follow the orders to quit if you do.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: feet tingling, hands tingling, cachexia

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 4, 2008 (Started May 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight loss, yeast infection (candida))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: loss of appetite can be a plus or negative
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight loss, yeast infection (candida)

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 10, 2008 (Started Nov 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Severe (head tingling, brain fog, migraine headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Quit if it doesn't work right away.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: migraine headaches, head tingling, brain fog

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 25, 2008 (Started Nov 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mania)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It's not perfect, but it's better than anything I've tried and it doesn't raise your blood sugar
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 18, 2008 (Started Dec 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for heightened sense of smell (hyperosmia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't go off of it cold turkey. It does help with the migraines. Talk with your Doc about dose.
Side effects: dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks
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