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It is very important to keep track of all side effects and discuss them with your doctor. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.
Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Alternative TOPIRAMATE Names:TOPIRAMAT
Active Ingredient: TOPIRAMAT
Side Effects reported to FDA: 1619. View Topiramate Adverse Reports
Reported deaths: 126
Reported hospitalizations: 445
Topamax (topiramate): Recall - Musty Odor
AUDIENCE: Risk Manager, Pharmacy, Patients
ISSUE: Ortho-McNeil Neurologics Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is recalling two lots of Topamax (topiramate) 100mg Tablets. The recall stems from four consumer reports of an uncharacteristic odor thought to be caused by trace amounts of TBA (2,4,6 tribromoanisole). While not considered to be toxic, TBA can generate an offensive odor and a small number of patients have reported temporary gastrointestinal symptoms. There have been no reported serious adverse events caused by the presence of TBA in Topamax.
BACKGROUND: Topamax is indicated as initial monotherapy in patients 10 years of age and older with partial onset or primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures; as adjunctive therapy for adults and pediatric patients ages 2 − 16 years with partial onset seizures, or primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures, and in patients 2 years of age and older with seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome; and for adults for the prophylaxis of migraine headache.
RECOMMENDATION: Patients taking Topamax 100mg Tablets who experience an uncharacteristic odor associated with their medication should return the tablets to their pharmacist, and contact their healthcare professional if they have questions.
Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:
[04/14/2011 - Press Release - Ortho-McNeil]
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Topiramate Adverse Reactions
Convulsion ( 177 Reports)|Product Substitution Issue ( 173 Reports)|Headache ( 100 Reports)|Angle Closure Glaucoma ( 78 Reports)|Confusional State ( 66 Reports)|Somnolence ( 66 Reports)|Dizziness ( 61 Reports)|Paraesthesia ( 61 Reports)|Condition Aggravated ( 56 Reports)|Fatigue ( 55 Reports)|Nausea ( 55 Reports)|Migraine ( 54 Reports)|Metabolic Acidosis ( 53 Reports)|Myopia ( 51 Reports)|Memory Impairment ( 49 Reports)|Weight Decreased ( 49 Reports)|Anxiety ( 44 Reports)|Completed Suicide ( 44 Reports)|Decreased Appetite ( 43 Reports)|Depression ( 43 Reports)|Dyspnoea ( 43 Reports)|Vision Blurred ( 40 Reports)|Choroidal Effusion ( 39 Reports)|Toxicity To Various Agents ( 35 Reports)|Overdose ( 33 Reports)|Suicidal Ideation ( 33 Reports)|Speech Disorder ( 31 Reports)|Alopecia ( 29 Reports)|Dysarthria ( 29 Reports)|Insomnia ( 29 Reports)|