Has Anyone Taken The Generic For Topamax And It Not Worked?

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Asked by doodle

Has Anyone Taken The Generic For Topamax And It Not Worked?

I picked up my rx for topamax and they had switched it to the generic. i started taking it 7 days ago and have had a headache everyday with 3 days being horrible migraines. Did anyone else out there switch and it not work? i would love to hear from others and their experience.

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Hi doodle,

I would think that it should work the same. The difference in generic brand drugs is "fillers" they use, the active ingredients are the same. Is the dose the same as it was before? Are you experiencing any triggers, getting enough sleep, staying hydrated, any wacky weather going on, that may be giving you more Migraines right now? Migraine triggers may be playing a role here too. Of course these are just some thoughts for you. Here is some information on triggers that may help: Migraine Triggers.

Good luck

Nancy

Answered by Nancy Harris Bonk