Topamax Prescribing Information

Drug Uses

Topamax is used to prevent seizures in adults and children over 2 years old. It may be used alone or in combination with other medications. Also Topamax as a preventive measure against migraine and headaches; Topamax will not help if the headache already begun.

How Taken

Don’t take Topamax in larger amounts or for longer period than it recommended for you, ask your doctor for any dosage changes. Take Topamax with a glass of water (with or without meal). Drink extra fluids while taking Topamax, this will lower the risk of having kidney stones or an electrolyte imbalance.

More Information

Topamax also called an anticonvulsant. The important information is that you should seek emergency medical attention if you have pain around or behind the eyes or a sudden change in vision. Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages during the treatment course; you should be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and be able to see clearly. Talk with your doctor about alternative forms of birth control if you are trying to prevent pregnancy while taking Topamax.


You should inform your health care provider if you are allergic to any medicine, foodstuff or substance; or if you have kidney problems, liver problems, a respiratory tract disease. Also females should tell the doctor if planning to become pregnant, breast feeding or pregnant. The additional monitoring is required if you are taking other medicines, that reduce sweating.

Possible Side Effects

Topamax usually cause no side effects. The most probable side effects are: sleep problems, numbness or tingling, trouble concentrating, headache, dizziness, abnormal skin reaction, constipation, back pain, abnormal walking, fatigue, runny nose, decreased sex drive, sinus swelling, strange taste, thirst, unstable emotions, loss of appetite and weight loss. Contact your doctor for advice if any of these or other side effects is bothering you.