Prevents seizures and stabilizes mood. Lamictal (Lamotrigine) is most useful for treating severe seizure disorders, and for bipolar disorder with more depression symptoms than manic symptoms. Just be careful to increase your dose slowly to avoid skin rash. 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. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 5.11 Lamictal
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More Lamictal side effects » More Topamax side effects » How it works Lamictal Topamax Lamictal (Lamotrigine) is an antiepileptic. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it seems to calm nerve activity in the brain. 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 Lamictal Topamax Prescription only Prescription only Available as Lamictal Topamax Pill Extended release Chewable tablet Dissolving tablet Pill Extended release capsule Used for Lamictal Topamax Risk factors for serious side effects Lamictal Topamax › History of depression › People also taking Depakote › Taking more than the prescribed dose › Increasing the dose too quickly › Taking birth control pills Detailed Lamictal (lamotrigine) risks & warnings » › History of depression › Children › History of metabolic disorders › People also taking Depakote › Low-carb diet Detailed Qudexy Xr (topiramate) risks & warnings »
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.
Food Lamictal Topamax › Take with food to avoid upset stomach. No food related info.
Kidneys and liver Lamictal Topamax No kidneys and liver related info. › Qudexy Xr (Topiramate) may increase your risk for kidney stones. Stay well-hydrated to lower your risk. › A few people will get kidney stones.
Weight Lamictal Topamax No weight related info. › Can cause sleepiness, speech problems, tingling sensations, and weight loss. Upsides and benefits Lamictal Topamax › Effective at lowering the frequency of seizures in people with epilepsy or Lennox-Gestaut syndrome. Typically used together with other medications for severe seizure disorders. › Works best for partial, tonic-clonic, and absence seizures. › A first-line treatment for bipolar disorder. Effective long-term treatment for stabilizing mood. Prevents both depressive and manic episodes, but the effect is greater for preventing depression. › Doesn't require routine blood tests. › 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 Lamictal Topamax › Can cause double vision, dizziness, sleepiness, and headache. › Has the risk of a rare but life-threatening rash. › Can make hormonal birth control less effective. › Might be less effective than other medicines for treating manic episodes (acute mania) in people with bipolar disorder. › 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 Lamictal Topamax › Follow dose adjustments set by your doctor to minimize skin rash. › Take with food to avoid upset stomach. › Report rash, blurry vision, fever, persistent headache, or neck stiffness to your doctor. › Makes hormonal birth control less effective. › Takes 4 to 6 weeks to feel full effects on mood. › 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. Learn more More about Lamictal Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Topamax Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert