Aimovig vs. Topamax

Are Aimovig and Topamax the Same Thing?

Aimovig (erenumab-aooe) and Topamax (topiramate) are used to prevent migraine headaches.

Topamax is also used to prevent epileptic seizures.

Aimovig and Topamax belong to different drug classes. Aimovig is a calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonist and Topamax is an anticonvulsant.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Aimovig?

Common side effects of Aimovig include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Topamax?

Common side effects of Topamax include:

What Is Aimovig?

Aimovig (erenumab-aooe) Injection is a calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonist indicated for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults.

What Is Topamax?

Topamax (topiramate) is an anticonvulsant prescribed for preventing epileptic seizures and migraine headaches.

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What Drugs Interact With Aimovig?

Aimovig may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With Topamax?

Topamax may interact with alcohol.

How Should Aimovig Be Taken?

The recommended dosage of Aimovig is 70 mg once monthly; some patients may benefit from a dosage of 140 mg once monthly, which is administered as two consecutive subcutaneous injections of 70 mg each.

How Should Topamax Be Taken?

Topamax usual adult dose is 200mg twice a day. Drug interactions include acetazolamide (Diamox), methazolamide (Neptazane), dichlorphenamide (Daranide), carbamazepine (Tegretol) and phenytoin (Dilantin) and oral contraceptives.

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References

Amgen. Aimovig Drug Information.
https://www.aimovighcp.com
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Topamax Drug Information.
https://www.topamax.com/

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