Compare Topamax vs. Sanctura

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Qudexy Xr
(topiramate)

Sanctura
(trospium)

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.Coming soon.
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4.43Topamax
Reviews for Topamax
52%
of people (All ages) say Topamax is worth it
50%
say it works well
36%
say it's a big hassle
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Side effects
TopamaxSanctura
  • 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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We haven’t found good data for Sanctura side effects.

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How it works
TopamaxSanctura
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.Coming soon.
Type of medication
TopamaxSanctura
Prescription only
Available as
TopamaxSanctura
  • Pill
  • Extended release capsule
  • Pill
  • Extended release
Used for
TopamaxSanctura
  • Bladder Muscle Dysfunction Overactive
Risk factors for serious side effects
TopamaxSanctura
  • History of depression
  • Children
  • History of metabolic disorders
  • People also taking Depakote
  • Low-carb diet
Detailed Qudexy Xr (topiramate) risks & warnings »
    Coming soon.
    Pregnancy

    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.

    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.

    Kidneys and liver
    TopamaxSanctura
    • Qudexy Xr (Topiramate) may increase your risk for kidney stones. Stay well-hydrated to lower your risk.
    • A few people will get kidney stones.
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    Weight
    TopamaxSanctura
    • Can cause sleepiness, speech problems, tingling sensations, and weight loss.
    No weight related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    TopamaxSanctura
    • 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.
    Coming soon
    Downsides and risks
    TopamaxSanctura
    • 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.
    Coming soon
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    TopamaxSanctura
    • 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.
    Coming soon
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