Trokendi XR

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What is Trokendi XR?

Common Brand(s): Trokendi XR

Topiramate is used alone or with other medications to prevent and control seizures (epilepsy). It is also used to prevent migraine headaches. Topiramate belongs to a class of drugs known as anticonvulsants.

Uses

  • alcoholism
  • Lennox-Gastaut epilepsy
  • tonic-clonic epilepsy
  • simple-partial epilepsy
  • complex-partial epilepsy
  • migraine prevention
  • essential tremor
  • binge eating disorder

Usage Instructions

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking topiramate and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once a day. Swallow the capsules whole. Do not sprinkle on food, crush, dissolve, or chew. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Do not drink alcoholic beverages for 6 hours before or 6 hours after taking topiramate extended release capsules, since alcohol may affect how well this medication works.

To prevent kidney stones from forming, drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. For children, the dosage is also based on weight. To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you to start this medication at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. Carefully follow your doctor's instructions.

Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.

Storage

Store in a tightly closed container at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.