Topiramate

Topiramate

Topiramate is most commonly used for the treatment of certain types of epileptic seizures. It has since been found to be effective for certain types of pain, including migraine pain and nerve pain.

Topiramate for pain management

Topiramate is most commonly used for the treatment of certain types of epileptic seizures. It has since been found to be effective for certain types of pain, including migraine pain and nerve pain. 

Other names for topiramate

Topiramate can also be referred to by the following brand names in New Zealand:
  • Topamax
  • Arrow or Apo Topiramate

About topiramate (Topamax)

Topiramate parent information leaflet (BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver, Canada)

The Topiramate parent information leaflet (BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver, Canada) (PDF, 237KB), above, provides the following information:

  • what is topiramate?
  • how to use and store this medication
  • what to do if you miss a dose
  • drugs and foods to avoid
  • warnings
  • side-effects

Although this is a Canadian resource, most of the content is relevant to New Zealand families (apart from contact details and some medication names).

This page last reviewed 30 May 2017.
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