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Wrong Medication

Wrong Medication

I'm on topiramate 50mgs and 25mgs and only at night and lamotrigne 200mg and 25mg twice a day and every time I tick for topiramate 50mgs they always give me 25mg every time I normally just make the equalevent towards my dosage for topiramate which is 175mg. but I'm getting fed up I normally just put my prescription in through the chemist so they can scan it over to the doctors otherwise got to get 2 buses to my doctors every time I need some medication. So just had to phone doctors to make sure… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My pharmacy makes blister packs for me. I make a list of my meds, the dosage and a chart of how I want them in my blister packs. There are 4 sections in the blister packs just like our pill containers.

One thing I would ask the pharmacy is to contact your doctor. Perhaps there was an error on thrirenf. It happens. Once the dosage is cortected maybe they would do blister packs for you since there are so many pills.

Truthfully I transfer them from the pack into the weekly container, but I don't have to worry about 8 bottles or so. (Meds, & vits + sup.)

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Talk to your Doctor about taking 75 MG in the morning and 75 MG in the evening of Topamax. OK

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

With the 50mgs you'd only have to take 3& a 1/2 pills the half you can do yourself or get a pill splitter. The 25mgs are the ones where you have to take more

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I take it all night which is 7, then I have to take lamotrigine as well so that's another 2 which is 9 tablets at night. And every time I go to the chemist to see when it's ready to be picked up as they tell me the day it'd be ready and it's never ready on that day. It feels like most drs/gps/chemists don't understand how much epileptic people need their medication. I get through so many topiramate as they only give me on box of 60 tablets 50mgs when they give it to me and the same with 25mgs

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

So with the Topiramate you have to take is two 25mg pills during day time and one at night which is 75mg a day and the total for a week is 525mg. if you are taking the equivalent for your topiramate which is 175mg that is broken down into 7 25mg pills.

posted over 3 years ago
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