|| Topirol 25
What is Topirol 25?
Topirol containing the active ingredient topiramate is considered an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic type of medication. The medication works by reducing activity in the brain to maintain mental balance. It can be used alone or along with other medication to prevent and control epilepsy in people who have Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Some patients may also use it to prevent and decrease the frequency of migraine headaches but cannot be used to treat them once they have begun.
How is Topirol 25 used?
Topirol is usually taken orally twice per day, once in the morning and once at night or as directed by a doctor. The medication can be taken with or without food but should be taken with plenty of water to prevent kidney stones from forming. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís weight, condition and their response to the therapy. The tablets should be swallowed whole and not chewed, crushed or broken to prevent the bitter taste.
Patients using Topirol may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Weight loss
- Numbness or tingly feeling
- Reduced appetite
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Lack of co-ordination
- Vision problems
- Irregular heartbeat
- Mental or mood changes
- Worsening of seizures
- Concentration or memory difficulties
The medication can control seizures or migraines but cannot be used to cure the symptoms.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Topirol 25 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.