What Is The Drug Topamax Used For?

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Drugs Prescribed for Bipolar Disorder: Topamax (Topiramate)

Topamax is an anti-seizure drug that's sometimes prescribed as a mood stabilizer to treat bipolar disorder. Topamax - and the generic topiramate - are not FDA-approved for use in bipolar disorder, only for epilepsy and migraines.


Taking Tegretol (carbamazepine) with Topamax can decrease the concentration of Topamax in your blood by as much as 40%, so be sure to discuss the combination with your doctor regarding this issue if you are taking both. If you are taking Metformin or Lithium, make...

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