Taste alteration effect of Topamax

We have 190 consumer reports for Topamax. Taste alteration effect occurred in 4%.

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Topamax Circle Diagram 8 consumers of 190 reported about Taste alteration

  1. Jennifer D. Baldwin says:
    4.0 rating

    Topamax for Migraine

    From 25mg to 75mg – I have been suffering from migraine headaches for about 25 years with 4-5 seizures a month. For 4 months, starting with 25mg, increased to 75mg within 4 weeks, I take Topamax. At first struggling with strong side effects, such as confusion !, Word finding disorders, very strong tingling in hands and feet, taste changes and loss of appetite, my body has adjusted quite well to the drug. My migraine attacks have become much less and for me after 25 years of migraine headache, after all that you can only prevent and whatever it can do against this disease, a great success. Of course the side effects are not gone. They are going on. Not as strong as in the beginning. But I can live better with the side effects than with the strong migraine attacks 4-5 times a month – that is almost 14 days. Tingling in hands and feet (occasionally), tiredness, frequent word-finding disorders (if too little sleep), heartburn, carbon dioxide I feel as stale

  2. Ruby A. Gamboa says:
    4.0 rating

    Topamax for Migraine

    Although the drug has worked quite well against the migraines, but since the first day my taste is completely disturbed. 1 1/2 months ago, I took the last Topamax tablet and my sense of taste is still mixed up. No matter what I eat, it is tastier and not edible. Especially sweet or salty, but also bread, potatoes, rice, pasta, meat, fruits do not taste more. I do not really know how to describe it, a constantly bitter sandy taste in all food, nothing is as I remember it. The other side effects have disappeared after taking the intake.

    Side effects: Taste alteration
  3. Roslyn J. Knights says:
    4.0 rating

    Topamax for Migraine

    Suffering from migraine for over 25 years. 5-6 seizures a month. After many unsuccessful attempts with acupuncture and various medications I have been trying for 15 months with Topamax migraine. Starting with 25mg, increased up to 75mg. The seizures have reduced to about 1 attack per month and I get the handle with Allegro or Ibuprofen well. However, the side effects are quite large: in the beginning very strong tingling in the fingers and feet, which is not so common anymore. Weight loss, taste impairment, concentration disorders and fatigue. In the last weeks forgetfulness and hair loss came to it. Despite all the side effects, it has improved my quality of life.

  4. Anna M. Goodwin says:
    5.0 rating

    Topamax for Migraine

    slowly increasing the dose for weeks – this did not equate side effects. Then severe vision problems (no straight line, letters distorted) when increasing to 1x 25 plus 1×12.5 mg. Initially, tapering to low doses (12.5 mg) for the eyes – this improved other symptoms, so they could be classified as side effects: severe diarrhea, headache, nausea, taste distortions (everything tasted bitter), loss of appetite, strong paresthesia in hands and feet – at night sleep disturbances -, depressive moods (wine attacks), weight loss 6 kg, blood sugar suddenly 122 (One week after weaning back to normal). Discontinuation of the remedy. Nevertheless, some side effects persist in a reduced form, the intraocular pressure still needs to be checked. The migraine (at least every 2 days, of several times a day with aura) has improved, but the price is too high. In particular, the depressive moods that lasted even with the smallest dosage, I can not accept.