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    Apr 24, 2018 Medical researchers currently do not know how Topiramate works. … For rapid
    cycling or mixed bipolar states, there are some cases where …Topiramate (Topamax) … Topiramate is a medication that is sometimes used in
    patients with bipolar disorder …. How long does it take for Topiramate to work?Oct 11, 2016 Back to the original question: does topiramate deserve to be … (Thus the cynical
    aphorism: “when a new drug comes out, use it quick before it stops working.”) …
    He is the Bipolar Disorder Section Editor for Psychiatric Times.Background: Although useful in bipolar disorder, mood stabilizers, such as
    lithium ….. We do not suggest using topiramate specifically as a weight-loss drug,
    but that it … risperidone (Risperdal), topiramate (Topamax), valproic acid (
    Depakene), …We present a case of a bipolar patient prescribed on topiramate who presented
    with … TOPAMAX ® Tablets and Sprinkle Capsules PRODUCT INFORMATION.The bottom line is that Topamax does not have compelling evidence of efficacy
    for bipolar … It was so bad I could not function in the work place, participateApr 6, 2017 NOTE: Topiramate (Topamax) is only approved for the treatment of … Some
    patient with Bipolar Disorder do well on as little as a total daily dose …Sep 16, 2014 Topamax is the brand name of topiramate, an anticonvulsant drug used to … and
    seizures also work to inhibit the brain networks that cause food cravings. …. The
    drug is the first drug that has ever helped my migraines and I do not want … Q: I
    am taking 400 mg of Topamax for bipolar 1 as a mood stabilizer.Medication treatment for bipolar disorder generally involves three classes of
    drugs: … But the same study also found that antidepressants did not work for the
    large … Trileptal (oxcarbazepine), Neurontin (gabapentin), Topamax (topiramate)
     …It has controlled the thoughts and I do not drink nor crave alcohol at all. … I am
    also bipolar and take daily medications for mood stabilization and depression. ….
    I go in to have blood work done on my liver every 6 months for my Crestor
    anyway.Nov 7, 2017 Many people with bipolar disorder require maintenance therapy. … this: Even if
    you have been without bipolar symptoms for several months, do not stop taking …
    Doctors don't know exactly how lithium works to stabilize mood.Sep 23, 2016 At first, anticonvulsants were prescribed only for people who did not …
    Anticonvulsants work by calming hyperactivity in the brain in various ways. … in
    bipolar disorder, and some — such as Neurontin, Lyrica, or Topamax — are …prevention of migraine headaches and as a “mood stabilizer” to treat bipolar
    disorder. In children … How well does topiramate work in children and
    adolescents?Indeed, as you'll see below, research evidence it does not strongly support use of
    … Even the manufacturer published a paper saying it didn't work in bipolar …Reviews and ratings for topiramate when used in the treatment of bipolar
    disorder. … Also known as: Qudexy XR, Topamax, Topamax Sprinkle, Topiragen,
    Trokendi XR ….. But I work my ass off and do my wifely/motherly/grandma duties.Jun 11, 2018 Topamax (topiramate) is an anticonvulsant used to treat epilepsy and migraine. It
    is sometimes used off-label to treat bipolar disorder and …Lithium was first regularly used in the United States to manage bipolar disorder in
    1970. … It takes about seven to 14 days for the drug to start working, and most
    psychiatrists wait three weeks … although it does show a good response for less
    severe forms of bipolar disorder. … Learn more about Topamax (topiramate) here
    .Jan 6, 2010 Topamax is a drug that is generally used to treat migraines; however, it's also
    used for other purposes such as epilepsy, depression and anxiety …Consequently there is particular interest in topiramate (Topamax and generic), a
    drug approved to treat certain types of seizures and prevent migraine …Apr 17, 2018 Topamax does not relieve the pain of a migraine after it starts, but it is believed to
    … of Topamax a patient takes until reaching the dosage that works best for the
    patient. … Bipolar disorder; Alcohol dependency; Cocaine and …

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