Topamax Overview

Topamax (generic: topiramate) is a prescription medication used to treat certain types of seizures in adults and children.  It is also used to prevent migraines in adults. Topamax belongs to a group of drugs called anticonvulsants, which decrease abnormal brain activity.

This medication comes in tablet and sprinkle capsule forms. Swallow tablets whole.

Common side effects of Topamax include tingling of the limbs, decrease in appetite, and nausea.  Topamax can cause vision changes, dizziness, and drowsiness.  Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how Topamax will affect you.