Epiramax is one brand name for Topiramate. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Topiramate is indicated for focal (partial) seizures, generalised tonic-clonic seizures, and drop attack seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
Epiramax is an antiepileptic, or drug that prevents seizures. It is believed that Epiramax works in cases of epilepsy by inhibiting nerve signals.
How do I take it?
Epiramax comes in tablet form.
The AMH lists common side effects for Epiramax including psychosis, suicidal thoughts, vision changes, speech difficulties, rash, strange taste in the mouth, electrolyte imbalance, and, in children, nosebleeds.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Epiramax include hepatitis, metabolic acidosis (a dangerous chemical imbalance), and difficulty controlling body temperature.
Information was sourced from:
The Australian Medicines Handbook
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