Are Topamax and Keppra the Same Thing?
Topamax is also used to prevent migraine headaches.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Topamax?
Common side effects of Topamax include:
- dry mouth,
- blurred vision,
- weight gain,
- trouble urinating,
- increased hunger, and
- changes in taste.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Keppra?
Common side effects of Keppra include:
Side effects of Keppra in children include
- accidental injury,
- hostility, nervousness, and
Anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs), including Keppra, increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior. Patients should be monitored for the emergence or worsening of depression, suicidal thoughts or behavior, and/or any unusual mood or behavior changes.
What Is Topamax?
What Is Keppra?
What Drugs Interact With Topamax?
Topamax may interact with other medicines that can make you sleepy (cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for depression or anxiety), other seizure medications, lithium, hydrochlorothiazide, metformin, atropine, belladonna, benztropine, dimenhydrinate, methscopolamine, scopolamine, bronchodilators, bladder or urinary medications, or glaucoma medications.
What Drugs Interact With Keppra?
Keppra may interact with other seizure medications.
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. There are no adequate studies of Topamax in pregnant women and it is not known if Topamax is secreted in human breast milk. Use during pregnancy is not recommended unless the potential benefit outweighs the potential unknown risk to the fetus. Topamax passes into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
How Should Keppra Be Taken?
Keppra (levetiracetam) is available in pills in the following dosages and colors: 250 mg (blue), 500 mg (yellow), 750 mg (orange), and 1,000 mg (white). Keppra (levetiracetam) is also available as a clear, colorless grape-flavored liquid at a concentration of 100 mg/mL.
RxList. Topamax Medication Guide.
RxList. Keppra Medication Guide.