What is Topirol (Topiramate) used for?
Topirol (Topiramate) is an oral anticonvulsant prescribed to prevent seizures in patients suffering from epilepsy. The medication prevents repeated electrical impulses and the action of certain chemicals in the brain to prevent seizures from occurring. This action may also make it useful for treating severe childhood epilepsy or preventing migraines in adults. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Topirol (Topiramate)?
Topirol (Topiramate) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken twice daily, but your particular instructions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken with or without food. A meal or snack may be recommended prior to use if you get an upset stomach. Do not change the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Topirol (Topiramate)?
Topirol (Topiramate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious side effects including confusion, vertigo, memory problems, trouble concentrating, blurry vision, dehydration symptoms, signs of too much acid in the blood, signs of too much ammonia in the blood, or signs of a kidney stone. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further complications from occurring.
Topirol (Topiramate) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, allergic to topiramate, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or who are under the age of sixteen. Also inform your doctor if you have a history of depression, a family history of kidney stones, breathing disorders, porphyrias, hypercalciuria, decreased kidney function, or reduced liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Topirol (Topiramate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Topirol (Topiramate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.