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Timoptic
(Timolol)

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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Have you used Timoptic (Timolol)?
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Side effects
TimololTopamax

We haven’t found good data for Timolol side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Timolol »
  • Tingling sensation 45%
  • Slowed-down thinking and movements 19%
  • Dizziness 17%
  • Fatigue 17%
  • Drowsiness 17%
  • Change in taste 14%
  • Difficulty with concentration/attention 12%
  • Nervousness 12%
  • Difficulty with memory 11%
  • Speech disorders/related speech problems 11%
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How it works
TimololTopamax
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
TimololTopamax
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AnticonvulsantPrescription only
Available as
TimololTopamax
  • Pill
  • Eye drops
  • Extended release
  • Pill
  • Extended release capsule
Used for (click to learn more)
TimololTopamax
  • Hypertension Migraine; Prophylaxis Ocular hypertension Open-angle glaucoma Postmyocardial infarction syndrome; Prophylaxis
Risk factors for serious side effects
TimololTopamax
  • History of depression
  • Children
  • History of metabolic disorders
  • People also taking Depakote
  • Low-carb diet
Detailed 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
TimololTopamax
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
TimololTopamax
No weight related info.
  • Can cause sleepiness, speech problems, tingling sensations, and weight loss.
Upsides and benefits
TimololTopamax
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  • 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
TimololTopamax
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  • 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
TimololTopamax
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  • 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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