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Gabapentin: Dosage, Overdose and Generics

Gabapentin comes in tablest with active substance content – 300 mg. Another name for Gabapentin is Neurontin. There are some other Gabapentin generics produced in different countries worldwide. Gabapentin Generics Names Analogs of Frequent Occurance Name Pharm. Form Quantity Country, drug-manufacturer Gabagamma capsules – 300mg 20 and 50 Germany, Artisan for Vervang Neurontin – brand capsules – 300mg […]

Top 5 Medications for Epileptic Seizures Treatment

Carbamazepine The active ingredient is Finlepsin. The first line therapy of partial and secondary generalized seizures is conducted with Carbamazepine. Finlepsin cannot be used for absences and myoclonic seizures because in this case, it is certainly an ineffective drug. The average Finlepsin daily dosage is 10-20 mg/kg. Finlepsin requires a titration dose, that is, the initial […]

Side Effects of Neurontin (Gabapentin)

Like all medicines, Gabapentin (Neurontin) can cause side effects, but they do not occur in every patient. If you notice any of the following Gabapentin side effects, you should immediately contact your doctor, as the consequences can be severe. Common side effects of taking Gabapentin Severe skin reactions that require immediate relief, swelling of the […]

Topamax (Topiramate) in the Treatment of Epilepsy

Topamax (Topiramate) is effective as an additional treatment for drug-resistant focal epilepsy. Epilepsy is a disease in which repeated seizures occur due to electrical discharges in the brain. Most seizures can be controlled by a single antiepileptic drug. Unfortunately, some people need more than one antiepileptic preparation to control seizures, especially if they come from […]

Side Effects of Topamax (Topiramate)

Common side effects of Topamax (Topiramate): dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness; nervousness, anxiety; numbness; tingling of the hands and feet; confusion; diarrhea.

Drugs Including Topamax for Migraine Treatment

Several groups of drugs are used, because of the absence of universal medication capable to treat a migraine. As a result, each patient needs an individual selection of the drug, its dose, the duration of the preventive course. The following drugs can be applied for migraine treatment and prevention: vasoactive drugs (calcium channel blockers, beta-blockers); serotonin […]

Can Topamax Be Used For Weight Loss?

Today, Topamax is often used for weight loss. It’s a new trend in drug treatment of obesity used in the US, though initially Topamax was developed as an anti-epileptic preparation. There have been conducted multicenter clinical trials of topiramate in obese patients (without epilepsy), during which it has been proven that the medicine reliably reduces […]

Migraine, Weight loss, Topamax: What Is The Connection?

Most of us had a migraine at some point in our life, but can weight loss cause migraine? Medical scientists studied the relationship between a migraine and weight loss. A migraine and weight loss: is it worth sacrificing your health? Recently, doctors began to study how weight loss may affect the health of the human […]

What is Topamax (Topiramate)?

Topamax (Topiramate) is the antiepileptic medication of uncommon composition, being a fructose derivative. Topamax is not confirmed to be effective in manic or bipolar disorders treatment. Studies are also being conducted what Topiramate is used for: post-traumatic stress; alcoholism; overeating; headaches of various origins; neuropathy. This antiepileptic drug is also included in the list of […]

Obtaining Stiripentol in the United States

Harriet Davies, PharmD Stiripentol is not an FDA approved drug.  For the last several years, US citizens have been able to obtain stiripentol by ordering directly from Biocodex, France OR by ordering through Caligor Pharmacy, NY via the FDA’s Personal Importation Policy (PIP): http://www.fda.gov/forindustry/importprogram/importpolicyandinformationbyproduct/default.htm FDA’s PIP is discretionary, meaning the FDA has the right to […]