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How to best taper up to therapeutic dosage Topamax (topiramate) is a medication originally developed for seizure control. It is also FDA approved for Migraine prevention. Dr. Stephen Silberstein, director of the Jefferson Headache Center and Professor of Neurology at Thomas Jefferson University, conducted some of the clinical trials of Topamax for Migraine prevention and prescribes it for some of his patients. He emphasizes that proper dosage and titration (tapering up the dosage) is essential for successful use of Topamax. Here are his recommendations for safely tapering up to a therapeutic dosage level: Week 1: 25 mg at bedtime Week 2: 25 mg, twice a day Week 3: 25 mg day dose, 50 mg bedtime dose Week 4: 50 mg, twice a day Weeks 5 - 7: maintain 50 mg, twice a day. If that isn't effective in reducing the frequency and severity of Migraine, progress through weeks 8 - 11 if necessary. Week 8: 50 mg day dose, 75 mg bedtime dose Week 9: 75 mg...
Generic Name: TOPIRAMATE SPRINKLES - ORALPronounced: (toe-PEER-uh-mate)Topamax Oral Overdose
If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center
or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US National Poison
Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison
control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: severe drowsiness, loss of
Topamax Oral Missed Dose
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it
is within 6 hours of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual
dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up. If you miss more than one
dose, call your doctor for advice.
Topamax Oral Notes
Do not share this medication with others.
Laboratory and/or medical tests (such as eye exams,
bicarbonate blood level) should be performed to monitor your progress and check
for side effects.
Topamax Oral Storage
Store in a tightly closed container a...
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