Topamax / Topiramate Drug Profile
Topamax - generic topiramate - is an anticonvulsant approved for use in treating epilepsy and migraine headaches. It is also frequently prescribed off-label for bipolar disorder. Information on uses, major warnings, and the effectiveness of Topamax for weight loss.
In 'Letter to Joey,' the author of the 'I'm Bipolar' series talks about the worries of living with her elderly mother and how months of struggling to complete routine tasks and projects that should have been enjoyable led her to realize she was suffering from bad side effects from Topamax.
FDA Issues Topamax Warning
New studies show that Topamax (generic: topiramate) can temporarily or permanently affect your vision. Secondary angle closure glaucoma or myopia is a rare but serious side effect of this anticonvulsant / mood stabilizer.
Topamax Effective for Migraines
A new study has found that Topamax can significantly reduce the frequency of migraines, with the bonus side effect (for many people) of promoting weight loss.
Personal Experiences with Topamax
Members of the About Bipolar Disorder Forum share their experiences with the medication Topamax (generic: Topiramate), an anticonvulsant sometimes used as a mood stabilizer in the treatment of manic-depressive illness.
Topamax Side Effects
Catalogue of side effects for the anticonvulsant Topamax - generic name Topiramate - which may be prescribed as a mood stabilizer in the management of bipolar disorder.
FAQ: Topiramate (Topamax), Mood Disorders and PTSD
From Depression Central, an excellent set of questions and answers regarding the off-label use of Topamax to treat bipolar disorder and possibly PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).
Frequently Asked Questions About Topamax
From the manufacturer, Ortho-MacNeil Pharmaceutical.
Pilot Study - Topiramate for Acute Mania
The abstract of a small-scale study made to document whether it would be safe and useful to do more extensive clinical trials of Topamax for controlling mania. The preliminary findings were good enough to suggest that further study is needed.