Is A 150mg Nightly Dosage Of Topamax To Much?

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Asked by Celia

Is A 150mg Nightly Dosage Of Topamax To Much?

My doctors got me on 150mg of topamax at night for migrains. I'm reading that it should be split in two. Half in the morning and half at night. I'm also seeing that they are not going over 100mg for 24hr.

For the last 2 months i have been dizzy and can't consentrate to the point where i can't drive. I have had a number of tests 2 mris, vision tests, spinal tap,ear axam. Could it be the topamax?

Answer

Celia,

The recommendations for Topamax dosage for Migraine prevention are to take it up to 100 mg twice a day for a total of 200 mg per day. If that helps, it can be take higher; but, if it doesn't help, it's recommended that the patient taper down and off the Topamax and a new preventive be tried.

Yes, the symptoms you describe could be side effects of Topaqmax.

You can find a great deal of information about Topamax iin our Topamax information section.

Hope this helps!

Teri