Tiredness, drowsiness, dizziness, lack of coordination, tingling of the fingers/toes, lack of urge for food, dangerous style in your mouth, diarrhea, and weight reduction might happen. Psychological issues reminiscent of confusion, slowed pondering, hassle concentrating or paying consideration, nervousness, reminiscence issues, or speech/language issues can also happen. If any of those results persist or worsen, inform your physician or pharmacist promptly.
Do not forget that this medicine has been prescribed as a result of your physician has judged that the profit to you is bigger than the danger of unintended effects. Many individuals utilizing this medicine shouldn’t have severe unintended effects.
Inform your physician instantly if in case you have any severe unintended effects, together with: indicators of kidney stones (reminiscent of extreme again/aspect/stomach/groin ache, fever, chills, painful/frequent urination, bloody/pink urine), speedy respiration, quick/gradual/irregular heartbeat, bone ache, damaged bones, lack of consciousness, uncommon bleeding/bruising.
A small quantity of people that take anticonvulsants for any situation (reminiscent of seizures, bipolar dysfunction, ache) might expertise melancholy, suicidal ideas/makes an attempt, or different psychological/temper issues. Inform your physician instantly for those who or your loved ones/caregiver discover any uncommon/sudden adjustments in your temper, ideas, or habits together with indicators of melancholy, suicidal ideas/makes an attempt, ideas about harming your self.
Not often, topiramate might trigger a really severe eye downside, usually inside 1 month of beginning remedy. If untreated, this eye downside can result in everlasting blindness. Get medical assist instantly if any of those unintended effects happen: sudden imaginative and prescient adjustments (reminiscent of decreased imaginative and prescient, blurred imaginative and prescient), eye ache/redness.
This medicine can not often trigger a severe metabolic downside (excessive quantity of ammonia within the blood), particularly in case you are additionally taking valproic acid. Inform your physician instantly for those who expertise sudden/unexplained tiredness, vomiting, or psychological adjustments (reminiscent of decreased alertness).
A really severe allergic response to this drug is uncommon. Nevertheless, get medical assist instantly for those who discover any signs of a severe allergic response, together with: rash, itching/swelling (particularly of the face/tongue/throat), extreme dizziness, hassle respiration.
This isn’t a whole record of doable unintended effects. In the event you discover different results not listed above, contact your physician or pharmacist.
Within the US –
Name your physician for medical recommendation about unintended effects. Chances are you’ll report unintended effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada – Name your physician for medical recommendation about unintended effects. Chances are you’ll report unintended effects to Well being Canada at 1-866-234-2345.