Topiramate is a seizure medication or anticonvulsant. It is commonly used to treat seizures. Some brands may be used to treat migraines.
Take as directed by your doctor and follow medication label instructions. Drink plenty of fluids when taking topiramate. Inform any healthcare provider you take topiramate before treatment. Do not stop taking suddenly.
Get emergency help if you notice a sudden decrease in vision, decreased sweating, high fever, or hot/dry skin. Avoid Trokendi XR within 6 hours of alcohol. Some people report thoughts of suicide. Do not stop taking suddenly. Call your doctor if you miss 2 or more doses. Topiramate may affect alertness; avoid driving until you know how this drug affects you.
Get emergency medical help if you suspect an overdose, allergic reaction, or other serious reaction such as (not limited to): mood/behavior changes, vision problems, dehydration symptoms, symptoms of kidney stone, symptoms of high acid in blood, symptoms of high ammonia in blood. Other side effects include: fever, weight loss, numbness, dizziness, flushing, mood problems, stomach issues, cold symptoms, changes in your sense of taste.