1 capsule contains topiramate 15 mg, 25 mg or 50 mg;
Indications for use
Method of administration and dose
For optimal control in both adults and children, it is recommended to start treatment with a small dose with the subsequent gradual selection of an effective dose.
Topamax can be taken regardless of food intake. Topamax capsules can be swallowed entirely. Patients who have difficulty swallowing capsules (such as children or elderly patients) may take Topamax as follows:
Capsules gently open, pour the contents of capsules into small amounts (about 1 teaspoon) of soft food. The resulting mixture should be swallowed immediately without chipping, and maybe inquires with sufficient fluid. You should never store a drug that was mixed with food until the next dose.
Pregnancy and lactation
Studies in which Topamax was used to treat pregnant women have not been conducted. Therefore, in the pregnancy, Topamax should only be used if its potential positive effect exceeds the potential risk to the fetus. Isolation of topiramate with breast milk has not been studied in controlled trials.
Effect on the ability to drive and operate machinery.
Like all other antiepileptic drugs, Topamax acts on the central nervous system and may cause drowsiness, dizziness and other similar symptoms. These side effects are mostly weakly or moderately expressed but may be potentially dangerous for patients who drive a car or for those who work with machinery, especially when the patient does not yet have an individual experience with the drug.