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This medication is used as an adjunctive therapy (treatment given along with the main treatment) for different types of seizures (sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain which may produce changes in your behavior, movements of consciousness) and in certain types of epilepsy (a brain disorder which causes you to have seizures) in patients inadequately controlled by other medications. It is also used in migraine prophylaxis (to prevent a brain disorder which causes intense headaches). Consult your doctor for further details.

Contradications

This medication is contraindicated in people who already have depression, memory loss, difficulty concentrating, confusion or suicidal thoughts. It should also not be used in patients who have eye problems such as glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye) or reduced visual acuity (decrease in sharpness of vision) as well as in patients who have liver problems or kidney stones among a host of other conditions. For further details, contact your doctor.

Side effects

Patients using this medication may at times experience confusion, somnolence (feeling extremely sleepy or drowsy), anxiety , depression ,headache, speech and visual disturbances , finding it difficult to concentrate, mood changes , abnormal behavior , ear pain , dyspnea (difficulty in breathing ), impaired balance and co-ordination ,anemia (less red blood cells in the body),  cough , nephrolithiasis (kidney stones) and ataxia (loss of control of body movements).  This is not a comprehensive list. If you experience any of these symptoms or others for a prolonged period of time, please consult your doctor immediately.

Expert Advice

INDICATIONS

This medication is used as an adjunctive therapy (treatment given along with the main treatment) for different types of seizures (sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain which may produce changes in your behavior, movements of consciousness) and in certain types of epilepsy (a brain disorder which causes you to have seizures) in patients inadequately controlled by other medications. It is also used in migraine prophylaxis (to prevent a brain disorder which causes intense headaches). Consult your doctor for further details.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

 

This medication is contraindicated in people who already have depression, memory loss, difficulty concentrating, confusion or suicidal thoughts. It should also not be used in patients who have eye problems such as glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye) or reduced visual acuity (decrease in sharpness of vision) as well as in patients who have liver problems or kidney stones among a host of other conditions. For further details, contact your doctor.

 

SIDE EFFECTS

 

Patients using this medication may at times experience confusion, somnolence (feeling extremely sleepy or drowsy), anxiety , depression ,headache, speech and visual disturbances , finding it difficult to concentrate, mood changes , abnormal behavior , ear pain , dyspnea (difficulty in breathing ), impaired balance and co-ordination ,anemia (less red blood cells in the body),  cough , nephrolithiasis (kidney stones) and ataxia (loss of control of body movements).  This is not a comprehensive list. If you experience any of these symptoms or others for a prolonged period of time, please consult your doctor immediately.

 

PRECAUTIONS

Renal (kidney) or hepatic (liver) impairment.  Patients using this medication could be at a risk of nephrolithiasis (kidney stones) and should maintain adequate hydration.

 

PREGNANCY

The risk of this medication in pregnant females cannot be ruled out. Consult your healthcare provider before use.

LACTATION

This medication is contraindicated in lactating females.

FAQs

What are the uses of Topiramate?

This medication is used for treatment of Epilepsy (seizures). It can also be used to prevent migraine headaches (not used for treatment of migraine headaches).

How to store Topiramate?

Please store this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

What are the side effects of this medicine?

This medicine may have the following side effects: • Memory problems/ impairment • Speech/language problems (rarely) • Weight loss

What are the precautions for taking Topiramate?

• You may feel drowsy therefore do not do work requiring alertness e.g. driving immediately after taking this medicine • May decrease sweating ability therefore avoid hot and humid places, wear light loose clothing, and stay hydrated

Does Topiramate have any effect on pregnancy and lactation?

This medicine should only be used during pregnancy if no safer alternate is available. It may harm an unborn baby. Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine. This medicine passes into breast-milk and effects may be undesirable. Consult your health care provider for further guidance.

Medicines containing topiramate

C-zar

By Mass-PH Health

Rs.67

Topmate 25mg

By Maple

Pack size: 3x10's

Rs.150

Topmate 50mg

By Maple

Pack size: 3x10's

Rs.216.67

Amtec 100mg

By Shrooq

Pack size: 30

Rs.750

Amtec 25mg

By Shrooq

Pack size: 60

Rs.900

Amtec 50mg

By Shrooq

Pack size: 60

Rs.1200

Apimate 25mg

By TG Pharma

Pack size: 6x10's

Rs.80

Apimate 50mg

By TG Pharma

Pack size: 6x10's

Rs.150

Awapram 50mg

By Usawa

Pack size: 6x10's

Rs.125

Brainamax 25mg

By Friends

Pack size: 6x10's

Rs.150

C-Zar 25mg

By Votex

Pack size: 60

Rs.133.33

C-Zar 50mg

By Votex

Pack size: 6x10's

Rs.200

Engrax 100mg

By English Pharma

Pack size: 3x10's

Rs.250.3

Engrax 200mg

By English Pharma

Pack size: 3x10's

Rs.333.33

Epimax 25mg

By Envoy

Pack size: 6x10's

Rs.150

Epimax 50mg

By Envoy

Pack size: 6x10's

Rs.200

Hitop 100mg

By Hilton

Pack size: 3x10's

Rs.403.33

Hitop 25mg

By Hilton

Pack size: 3x10's

Rs.220

Hitop 50mg

By Hilton

Pack size: 3x10's

Rs.311.6

Innomax 25mg

By Avital Pharma

Pack size: 60

Rs.900

Innomax 50mg

By Avital Pharma

Pack size: 60

Rs.1200

Legent 25mg

By Amarant

Pack size: 6x10's

Rs.150

Legent 50mg

By Amarant

Pack size: 6x10's

Rs.274.17

Mustop 100mg

By Wilshire

Pack size: 3x10's

Rs.250

Neutop 25mg

By Marvi

Pack size: 60

Rs.900

Neutop 50mg

By Marvi

Pack size: 20

Rs.199.5

Seziril 25mg

By Medizan

Pack size: 60

Rs.150

Seziril 50mg

By Medizan

Pack size: 60

Rs.200

Tics-G 100mg

By Genix

Pack size: 3x10's

Rs.250

Tics-G 25mg

By Genix

Pack size: 6x10's

Rs.900

Tics-G 50mg

By Genix

Pack size: 6x10's

Rs.1200

Tolymax 25mg

By Medisure

Pack size: 60

Rs.480

Tolymax 50mg

By Medisure

Pack size: 60

Rs.840

Tomate 50mg

By Polyfine

Pack size: 60

Rs.880

Tomax 100mg

By Schazoo Pharmaceuticals

Pack size: 10

Rs.250

Tomax 25mg

By Schazoo Pharmaceuticals

Pack size: 10

Rs.150

Tomax 50mg

By Schazoo Pharmaceuticals

Pack size: 10

Rs.150

Tomigraine 100mg

By OBS

Pack size: 3x10's

Rs.250

Tomigraine 25mg

By OBS

Pack size: 6x10's

Rs.126.5

Tomigraine 50mg

By OBS

Pack size: 6x10's

Rs.184

Topagen 100mg

By Genetics Pharmaceuticals

Pack size: 3x10's

Rs.287.33

Topagen 25mg

By Genetics Pharmaceuticals

Pack size: 6x10's

Rs.207

Topagen 50mg

By Genetics Pharmaceuticals

Pack size: 6x10's

Rs.200

Topamax 25mg

By Janssen

Pack size: 60

Rs.217.47

Topamax 50mg

By Janssen

Pack size: 60

Rs.383.78

Topamid 50mg

By Avant

Pack size: 60

Rs.1200

Topcal 100mg

By Caraway

Pack size: 3x10's

Rs.250

Topcal 50mg

By Caraway

Pack size: 6x10's

Rs.139

Topilep 25mg

By Cellande Gene

Pack size: 60

Rs.900

Topilep 50mg

By Cellande Gene

Pack size: 60

Rs.258.33

Topirama 100mg

By Platinum

Pack size: 10

Rs.240

Topirama 25mg

By Platinum

Pack size: 2x10's

Rs.210

Topirama 50mg

By Platinum

Pack size: 2x10's

Rs.269.25

Topirat 25mg

By Gary's

Pack size: 6x10's

Rs.150

Topirat 50mg

By Gary's

Pack size: 6x10's

Rs.200

Topirax 100mg

By Ferroza

Pack size: 6x10's

Rs.250

Topirax 200mg

By Ferroza

Pack size: 3x10's

Rs.333

Topiro 100mg

By Adamjee Pharmaceuticals

Pack size: 3x10's

Rs.323.33

Topiro 25mg

By Adamjee Pharmaceuticals

Pack size: 6x10's

Rs.176.66

Topiro 50mg

By Adamjee Pharmaceuticals

Pack size: 6x10's

Rs.222.18

Topmate 100mg

By Maple

Pack size: 3x10's

Rs.262.33

Toprex 25mg

By L A Kurative

Pack size: 60

Rs.150

Toprex 50mg

By L A Kurative

Pack size: 60

Rs.200

Topte 25mg

By S.J. & G. Fazul Ellahie

Pack size: 30

Rs.330

Topte 50mg

By S.J. & G. Fazul Ellahie

Pack size: 30

Rs.480

Torate 25mg

By CCL

Pack size: 30

Rs.201.98

Torate` 50mg

By CCL

Pack size: 30

Rs.248.33

Tritop 25mg

By Semos

Pack size: 2x10's

Rs.100

Tritop 50mg

By Semos

Pack size: 2x10's

Rs.175

Zopir 25mg

By Glitz

Pack size: 60

Rs.150

Zopir 50mg

By Glitz

Pack size: 6X10

Rs.200

Zopiramate 50mg

By A'raf

Pack size: 6x10's

Rs.233.33

Topagen 100 mg

By Genetics Pharmaceuticals

Pack size: 6 x 10's

Rs.250

Neutop 25 mg

By Nabi Qasim

Pack size: 2 x 10's

Rs.149.5