Topiramate is a medication used to treat epilepsy and prevent migraines. It works by reducing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain that causes seizures and by decreasing the frequency of migraine headaches.
Topiramate comes in tablet form and is usually taken twice a day, with or without food. The starting dose for adults is typically 25 mg per day, which can be increased gradually over several weeks as needed to a maximum of 400 mg per day, depending on the condition being treated.It is important to take topiramate exactly as prescribed by your doctor, and not to change your dose or stop taking the medication without consulting with them first. Abruptly stopping topiramate can cause seizures or other serious side effects.
Common side effects of topiramate include dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, loss of appetite, and difficulty concentrating. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects, or have any questions or concerns about topiramate or its use, be sure to talk to your doctor or pharmacist.