Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Neurology

Qudexy Xr 

(topiramate)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Neurology
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Prevents seizures and migraine headaches.

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Our bottom line

Qudexy Xr (Topiramate) is useful for preventing seizures and migraines, and doesn't require blood tests while you're on it.

Price and discounts
Best available price for 60 (25mg) tablets of topiramate

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.
How it works

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.

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
  • Nervousness
  • Lack of muscle coordination
  • Fatigue
  • Vision abnormal
  • Speech disorders/related speech problems
  • Slowed-down thinking and movements
  • Difficulty with memory
  • Tingling sensation

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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Pregnancy
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.
  • Took for 6 months for migraines. Had same amount of migraine if not more. Horrible pain in my arms. Severe brain fog. Couldn't stand the side effects even if the drug had worked.
  • I take it for MS-associated nerve pain, not diabetes, but the option wasn't there. Be careful about dosage, especially if you're taking with other meds that make you sleepy.
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