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Read information about Topamax below to learn about its common uses. If you have questions about this medicine, please consult with your doctor or pharmacist and be sure to inform them of all the medications you are currently taking.
- Use this medicine as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- This medicine comes with an extra patient information sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it carefully. Read it again each time you get this medicine refilled.
- Take this medicine by mouth with or without food.
- Drinking extra fluids while you are taking this medicine is recommended. Doing so may help to prevent kidney stones from forming. Check with your doctor for instructions.
- The capsules may either be swallowed whole or opened and sprinkled over a spoonful of soft food, such as applesauce, custard, ice cream, oatmeal, pudding, or yogurt. Do not crush or chew the beads inside the capsule.
- To open the capsules, hold the capsule upright so that you can read the word "top." Carefully twist off the clear portion of the capsule. It is best to do this over the small portion of soft food. Sprinkle all of the capsules contents onto the spoonful of soft food.
- If mixing this medicine with soft food, swallow the mixture right away. Do not crush or chew this medicine before swallowing. Drink fluid immediately after taking the medicine to be sure all of the mixture is swallowed. Do not store the mixture for future use.
- Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. Suddenly stopping this medicine may increase the risk of seizures. If you need to stop this medicine, your doctor will gradually lower your dose.
- If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. If it is within 6 hours of your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once. Contact your doctor if you miss more than 1 dose of this medicine.
- Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use this medicine.
- All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects.
- Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; flushing; headache; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness; numbness or tingling of the skin; stomach pain or upset; symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection (eg, cough, mild sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing); taste changes; tiredness; trouble sleeping; weakness; weight loss.
- Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blood in the urine; bone pain; chest pain; confusion; decreased coordination; decreased or painful urination; decreased sweating; double vision, sudden decrease in vision, or other vision changes (eg, blurred vision); eye pain or redness; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or persistent cough or sore throat; loss of consciousness; memory problems;
- menstrual changes;
- muscle or joint pain, cramps, or weakness; new or worsening mental or mood changes (eg, aggressiveness, agitation, anxiety, depression, exaggerated feeling of well-being, hostility, impulsiveness, inability to sit still, irritability, panic attacks, restlessness); rapid, shallow breathing; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; ringing in the ears; severe or persistent drowsiness; severe or persistent loss of appetite; severe stomach, side, or back pain; significant weight loss; sluggishness; speech problems; stupor; suicidal thoughts or actions; tremor; trouble thinking or concentrating; trouble walking; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual eye movements; unusual tiredness or weakness; vomiting.
- This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch