Compare Fioricet With Codeine vs. Topamax

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Fioricet With Codeine
(butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine / codeine)

Qudexy Xr
(topiramate)

Coming soon.Prevents seizures and migraine headaches. Qudexy Xr (Topiramate) is useful for preventing seizures and migraines, and doesn't require blood tests while you're on it.
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Reviews for Qudexy Xr (topiramate)
52%
-48% worse vs. Fioricet With Codeine (butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine / codeine)
50%
+17% better vs. Fioricet With Codeine (butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine / codeine)
36%
-36% worse vs. Fioricet With Codeine (butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine / codeine)
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Side effects
Fioricet With CodeineTopamax

We haven’t found good data for Fioricet With Codeine side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Fioricet With Codeine »
  • Ear, nose, or throat infection 16%
  • Diarrhea 8%
  • Weight decrease 7%
  • Difficulty with concentration/attention 7%
  • Inflammation inside the nose 5%
  • Tingling sensation 3%
  • Infection 3%
  • Infection viral 3%
  • Rash 3%
  • Fatigue 17%
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How it works
Fioricet With CodeineTopamax
Coming soon.Qudexy Xr (Topiramate) is an antiepileptic. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it seems to affect multiple parts of the brain to control seizures and migraines.
Type of medication
Fioricet With CodeineTopamax
Prescription only
Available as
Fioricet With CodeineTopamax
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Extended release capsule
Used for
Fioricet With CodeineTopamax
  • Headache
Risk factors for serious side effects
Fioricet With CodeineTopamax
    Coming soon.
    • History of depression
    • Children
    • History of metabolic disorders
    • People also taking Depakote
    • Low-carb diet
    Detailed Qudexy Xr (topiramate) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Kidneys and liver
    Fioricet With CodeineTopamax
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    • A few people will get kidney stones.
    • Qudexy Xr (Topiramate) may increase your risk for kidney stones. Stay well-hydrated to lower your risk.
    Weight
    Fioricet With CodeineTopamax
    No weight related info.
    • Can cause sleepiness, speech problems, tingling sensations, and weight loss.
    Upsides and benefits
    Fioricet With CodeineTopamax
    Coming soon
    • Used on its own or with other antiepileptic medicines to lower the frequency of seizures, especially for people with tonic-clonic or partial seizures, or Lennox-Gestaut syndrome.
    • Helpful in preventing frequent migraine headaches.
    • Doesn't need routine blood tests.
    Downsides and risks
    Fioricet With CodeineTopamax
    Coming soon
    • Can cause sleepiness, speech problems, tingling sensations, and weight loss.
    • A few people will get kidney stones.
    • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    Fioricet With CodeineTopamax
    Coming soon
    • For the first week, avoid activities that require you to be alert.
    • Don't use if pregnant.
    • Can cause tingling skin sensations and reduced appetite.
    • Report any confusion, decreased sweating, fever, or changes in behavior or vision.
    • Takes 3 to 4 weeks to feel full effects on mood.
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