7/9/07 #6 -Taking Topamax and MigraHealth. Taste sensations changed?

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  • Full Question:I recently started taking Topamax 25 mg at bedtime for migraine prevention. I also started taking the over the counter MigraHealth combination of feverfew, magnesium and B2. In the past two weeks I have noted that my taste sensation have changed. I can not accurately taste carbonated drinks like Coke. Do you know of any connection. Thanks, Sheila.



    Dear Sheila;

    Altered taste is a known potential side effect of Topamax, so I would suspect it to be the culprit. This is a side effect that often dissipates as your body becomes accustomed to the Topamax.


    Good luck,

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Published On: July 09, 2007