Tamate 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.
Tamate is an antiepileptic, or drug that prevents seizures. It is believed that Tamate works in cases of epilepsy by inhibiting nerve signals.
How do I take it?
Tamate comes in tablet form.
The AMH lists common side effects for Tamate including psychosis, suicidal ideation, vision changes, speech difficulties, rash, strange taste in the mouth, electrolyte imbalance, and, in children, nosebleeds.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Tamate include hepatitis, metabolic acidosis (a dangerous chemical imbalance), and difficulty controlling body temperature.
Information was sourced from:
The Australian Medicines Handbook
For more information:
Tamate (PDF) – NPS MedicineWise
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