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Qudexy Xr

(Topiramate)

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  • Pill
  • Extended release capsule
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Prevents seizures and migraine headaches.

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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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Upsides

  • 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.
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Downsides

  • 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.

What to expect when you take Qudexy Xr (Topiramate) for Seizures

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Side effect rates for Qudexy Xr (Topiramate)

474 From clinical trials of Topamax / Adjunctive therapy for epilepsy (200–400mg per day)
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Lack of muscle coordination
  • Nervousness
  • Fatigue
  • Vision abnormal
  • Speech disorders/related speech problems
  • Slowed-down thinking and movements
  • Difficulty with memory
  • Confusion

Risks and Warnings for Qudexy Xr (Topiramate)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of depression

    Qudexy Xr (Topiramate) may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior. Watch for worsening depression or any unusual changes in mood or behavior, especially during the first few months of treatment or when the dose changes. Report anything concerning to a doctor immediately.

Common concerns from people taking Qudexy Xr (Topiramate)

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Kidneys and liver
  • A few people will get kidney stones.
  • Qudexy Xr (Topiramate) may increase your risk for kidney stones. Stay well-hydrated to lower your risk.
Pain
  • Caused abdominal pain, diarrhea and weight loss for the first month. Caused cognitive problems - couldn't concentrate and would completely blank on certain words, specifically names.
  • If your eyes start to hurt, go see an optometrist or go to the ER. It can cause swelling of your eyeball, which can perm affect your eyesight. Been there, done that, and due to the dopy qualities I didnt react strongly enough to the pain.
  • Still get migraines but they're tolerable headaches usually and don't even require pain meds. Tingling subsided after a couple of months. Minor brain fog worth the migraine abatement. Don't mind the weight loss either.
Sex
  • I can't have an orgasm on that pill
Weight
  • Can cause sleepiness, speech problems, tingling sensations, and weight loss.
  • Caused abdominal pain, diarrhea and weight loss for the first month. Caused cognitive problems - couldn't concentrate and would completely blank on certain words, specifically names.
  • Makes you gain weight