What is Trokendi XR?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Topiramate

Trokendi XR is the brand name of Topiramate; it 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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Migraine headaches 13 10
Epilepsy 5 5
Cluster headaches 4 6
Hemiplegic migraine 2 1
Bipolar disorder 1 0
Headaches 1 0

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 3
Mild 5
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Trokendi XR

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 2
Kidney stone 2
Problems concentrating 2
Chills 1
Clumsiness 1
Confusion 1

Show all 20 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Trokendi XR

Dosage Patients
50 mg daily 4
100 mg daily 2
200 mg daily 2
200 mg twice daily 2
150 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Trokendi XR

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 3
Side effects too severe 3
Doctor's advice 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Expense 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Trokendi XR

Duration

Currently taking Trokendi XR

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Trokendi XR

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 15
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 13
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 2
< $25 6
Not specified 7

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Trokendi XR after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Topiramate (Topamax) 4
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 1
Propranolol (Inderal) 1
Tramadol (Ultram) 1

Patients stopped taking Trokendi XR and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Topiramate (Topamax) 2
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) 1
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 1
Topiramate ER 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Trokendi XR.