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Topiramate

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Topiramate, sold under the brand name Topamax among others, is a medication used to treat epilepsy and prevent migraines. It has also been used in alcohol dependence. For epilepsy this includes with generalized or focal seizures. It is taken by mouth.Common side effects include tingling, loss of appetite, feeling tired, abdominal pain, hair loss, and trouble concentrating. Serious side effects may include suicide, increased ammonia levels resulting in encephalopathy, and kidney stones. Use in pregnancy may result in harm to the baby and use during breastfeeding is not recommended. How it works is unclear.Topiramate was approved for medical use in the United States in 1996. It is available as a generic medication. A month supply in the United Kingdom costs the NHS about 1.40 £ per month as of 2019. In the United States the wholesale cost of this amount is about 4.00 USD.

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