- Are Topamax and Propranolol the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Topamax?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Propranolol?
- What is Topamax?
- What is Propranolol?
- What Drugs Interact with Topamax?
- What Drugs Interact with Propranolol?
- How Should Topamax Be Taken?
- How Should Propranolol Be Taken?
Are Topamax and Propranolol the Same Thing?
Topamax is also used to prevent epileptic seizures.
Topamax and propranolol belong to different drug classes. Topamax is an anticonvulsant and propranolol is a beta-blocker.
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 Propranolol?
Common side effects of Propranolol include:
- low blood pressure,
- congestive heart failure,
- slow heart rate,
- heart block,
- shortness of breath,
- short-term memory loss,
- diarrhea, and
What is Topamax?
Topamax (topiramate) is an anticonvulsant prescribed for preventing epileptic seizures and migraine headaches. Topamax is available as a generic drug.
What is Propranolol?
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 Propranolol?
Propranolol may interact with clonidine, digitalis, dobutamine, haloperidol, isoproterenol, blood thinners, antidepressants, MAO inhibitors, aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), doxazosin, prazosin, terazosin, heart medications, amiodarone, propafenone, quinidine, or ACE inhibitors.
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 Propranolol Be Taken?
Propranolol is available in strengths of 10, 20, 40, 60, and 80 mg tablets for oral administration. Doses are variable; tablets should be swallowed not chewed.
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