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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Topamax oral.

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Condition: Migraine Prevention
2/8/2016 3:27:43 PM

Reviewer: shrwndy, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This medicine has side effects for me if bloody noses,weightloss,dizziness,tiredness, bad taste in my mouth i couldn't think straight. I just didn't feel right. i stopped taking this due to these and it causes kidney damage. i don't recommend for anyone with any sense to try this.

Condition: Migraine Prevention
2/2/2016 6:05:50 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have worked my way up to 100mg 2 times a day and have been taking this for almost a year. When I first tried this drug both my hands and feet were very tingly, it would go on and off, very strange feeling. That didn't last long though. Also I was very dizzy and couldn't stand up for long, it would feel like the whole room was turning. I have also noticed some weight loss, but nothing to ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
1/1/2016 9:00:31 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was taking 200mg, still had constant headache, side effects were terrible! No appetite, mood swings, tingling hands n feet, congnitive slowing, depression...dr took me off...this med is very bad for your body, kidney especially , pay attention to your body if used

Condition: Migraine Prevention
12/16/2015 9:31:44 AM

Reviewer: jeenefur, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This was the only preventative medication that worked for me. I took it for nearly 20 years and recently found out it trashed my kidneys and I am in stage III chronic kidney disease because of it. If you take this medication, get your kidney function tests routinely.

Condition: Migraine Prevention
12/3/2015 9:41:13 PM

Reviewer: LV129, 55-64 on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started this medication over 5 yrs. ago, under 2 different physicians for migraine prevention. Until recently I was taking 200mg a day, but still experiencing migraines upon awakening. My doctor was about to increase it another 50mg until I asked her the side effects of an even higher dosage. When she mentioned kidney stones, it just so happened I experienced these just 2 months prior, so she to ... Show Full Comment

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