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Topiramate: Oral capsule, sprinkles

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Topiramate Sprinkle 25mg Cap
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93 7336 93 7336,TEVA 7336 
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Topiramate Sprinkle 15mg Cap
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc
Pill Identification: ZA63 15 mg 
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Topiramate Sprinkle 25mg Cap
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc
Pill Identification: ZA64 25 mg 

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TOPIRAMATE (toe PYRE a mate) is used to treat seizures in adults or children with epilepsy. It is also used for the prevention of migraine headaches.


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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Topiramate: Oral capsule, sprinkles
Usage by Gender
67.91%
32.09%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
55.14%
17.45%
19.0%
8.41%
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Patient Experiences with Topiramate

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View All 10 Experiences
Average Scores
Easy to Take: 4.8 / 5
Works as Intended: 4.8 / 5
Tolerable: 4.8 / 5

Work in Progress
After suffering with migraines for 17 years started taking topiramate about 4 months ago. Went from 1 migraine free day a week to 3 to 4 migraine free days. Side effects are tingling in hands, feet and lips. Light trails in vision. Bloody noses from time to time. ACNE. Getting tongue tied and muddled thoughts. Some balance issues. But for those extra 2 to 3 days that I get to spend with my family and at work...I can deal with the minor inconveniences...and they really are minor. Current dose is 50 mg twice a day and we are working up to 100 mg twice a day. Hoping to get my life back and where's that weight loss everyone is talking about? I'd like that side effect!
Helpful: 0
Unhelpful: 0
MommaJay
January 17, 2017
From: Greenwich, NY
Age: 25-34
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Not Sure
Tolerable: Not Sure


Helps with migraine prevention
I have been on this medication for 8 years. I've had to increase the dosage over the years to prevent the migraines from returning. Before Topiramate I got anywhere from 3-5 debilitating migraines every week. Since i started taking the medication, I usually have one bad migraine a month unless I forget to take my medication, then I get a migraine. I lost weight initially after starting the medication but that has tapered off. I still have some side effects from it (tingling in hands and feet, altered taste with certain foods/drinks), but they are manageable and the benefits far outweigh them. .
Helpful: 1
Unhelpful: 0
Jen
November 28, 2016
From: York, PA
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Works almost perfect!
95 percent of my headaches gone! only 1 headache it doesnt help. nothing helps it but time. also helps with binge eating. lost a couple pounds. mood stabilizer as well, I wish I had known about this pill decades ago!
Helpful: 3
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
April 14, 2016
From: Orcutt, CA
Age: 35-44
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Works as intended
Drastic decrease in number of monthly migrane days and the severity of the migranes that I do occasionally still experience. This was after 19 years of trying other treatments! Unexpected bonus of much needed weight loss .. drastic decrease in appetite.
Helpful: 3
Unhelpful: 0
cvs customer
January 15, 2016
From: Chapel Hill, NC
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


The best for alcoholics
I was addicted to beer and wine. Mainly I loved how they taste. As soon as I took Topamax, my cravings went away. It works by making alcohol taste horrible. I have told so many old bar buddies about it to no avail. I wish the FDA would approve it for alcoholism.
Helpful: 3
Unhelpful: 3
goodgirl
November 07, 2015
From: sonora, CA
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Agree


did not work as intended
I take topamax for migraines but the generic form did not control my migraines at all instead it gave me gave me terrible headaches instead
Helpful: 5
Unhelpful: 0
Naomi
July 08, 2015
From: fort Wayne, IN
Age: 35-44
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Not Sure
Works as Intended: Strongly Disagree
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree


Migraines under control
No side effects for me. I am experienceing 80 percent fewer migraines.
Helpful: 4
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
July 06, 2015
From: Brooklyn, NY
Age: 35-44
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Work very well
helped the migrane headaches for five years, thank God, gave my daily life back from the pounding headaches
Helpful: 6
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
November 22, 2014
From: zephyrhills, FL
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


finally a noticeable change
Has helped relieve my migraines, increase moody for the better, less hard twitches, and no spacey attacks, pain levels and reactions have changed.
Helpful: 5
Unhelpful: 0
K A Edwards
July 17, 2014
From: zebulon, GA
Age: 35-44
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Agree


works great
works good no more Head pounding thank god and even helped with weight loss Had suffer with bad Headace for a long time
Helpful: 21
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
January 14, 2014
From: hanover twp, PA
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree