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Topiramate (Topomax) is a drug prescribed for the prevention of the seizures of epilepsy and prevention of migraine headaches. Side effects, drug interactions, pregnancy safety, and warnings and precautions should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.

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    • Seizure (Epilepsy) Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which the person has seizures. There are two kinds of seizures, focal and generalized. There are...learn more »
      In This Article
      Seizure (Epilepsy) Article
      • Epilepsy Facts*
      • Introduction
      • What is epilepsy?
      • What causes epilepsy?
      • What are the different kinds of seizures?
      • Focal seizures
      • Generalized seizures
      • What are the different kinds of epilepsy?
      • When are seizures not epilepsy?
      • First seizures
      • Febrile seizures
      • Nonepileptic events
      • Eclampsia
      • How is epilepsy diagnosed?
      • Can epilepsy be prevented?
      • How can epilepsy be treated?
      • How does epilepsy affect daily life?
      • Are there special risks associated with epilepsy?
      • What research is being done on epilepsy?
      • How can I help research on epilepsy?
      • What to do if you see someone having a seizure
      • Conclusion
      • Where can I get more information?
    • Migraine Headache Migraine headaches are severe headaches that are accompanies to sensitivity to light, sounds, and smells. They are often...learn more »
      In This Article
      Migraine Headache Article
      • What is a migraine?
      • What are the risk factors for migraine?
      • What causes migraines?
      • What triggers migraines?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of migraines?
      • How are migraines diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for migraines?
      • What self-care treatment measures work for migraines?
      • How are migraines managed during pregnancy?
      • How are migraines managed in children?
      • What is the prognosis for migraines?
      • Can migraines be prevented?
    • Cluster Headaches The term cluster headache is a type of headache that recurs over a period of time. There are episodes that last one to three...learn more »
      In This Article
      Cluster Headaches Article
      • What are cluster headaches?
      • Who gets cluster headaches?
      • What are the symptoms and signs of cluster headaches?
      • What causes cluster headaches?
      • What triggers cluster headaches?
      • How are cluster headaches diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for cluster headaches?
      • Can cluster headaches be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for cluster headaches?
    • Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder (or manic depression) is a mental illness characterized by depression, mania, and severe mood swings. Treatment...learn more »
      In This Article
      Bipolar Disorder Article
      • Bipolar disorder facts
      • What is bipolar disorder?
      • What is the history of bipolar disorder?
      • What are the types of bipolar disorder?
      • What are bipolar disorder causes and risk factors?
      • What are bipolar disorder symptoms and signs in adults, teenagers, and children?
      • How is bipolar disorder diagnosed?
      • What illnesses often coexist with bipolar disorder?
      • What are bipolar disorder medications and other treatments? Are there any home remedies or alternative treatments for bipolar disorder?
      • How is bipolar disorder treated during pregnancy and the postpartum period?
      • What are complications and prognosis/effects over time of bipolar disorder?
      • Can bipolar disorder be prevented?
      • Where can people find more information about bipolar disorder?
      • Where can people find support to help them cope with bipolar disorder?
    • Migraine Migraine is usually periodic attacks of headaches on one or both sides of the head. These may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting,...learn more »
      In This Article
      Migraine Article
      • What is a migraine headache?
      • What are the symptoms of migraine headaches?
      • What are some of the variants of migraine headaches?
      • How is a migraine headache diagnosed?
      • How are migraine headaches treated?
      • What is the treatment for moderate to severe migraine headaches?
      • What other medications are used for treating migraine headaches?
      • How are migraine headaches prevented?
      • What are migraine triggers?
      • What should migraine sufferers do?
      • What are prophylactic medications for migraine headaches?
      • What is the proper way to use preventive medications?
      • What is the treatment for menstrual migraine?
      • Conclusions
    • Seizures Symptoms and Types Seizures are divided into two categories: generalized and partial. Generalized seizures are produced by electrical impulses from...learn more »
      In This Article
      Seizures Symptoms and Types Article
      • Epilepsy and an overview of the types of seizures
      • Types of generalized seizures (including grand mal)
      • Absence seizures
      • Myoclonic seizures
      • Clonic seizures
      • Tonic seizures
      • Atonic seizures
      • Types of partial seizures
      • Simple partial seizures
      • Complex partial seizures
      • Focal seizure that evolves into a generalized convulsive ("grand-mal") seizure

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