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Cough Syrup vs. Topamax for Common Cold

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Cough Syrup

OTC
/ 50,456 posts
Other Names: Robitussin   Guaifenesin   Mucinex   Expectorant   Tussin

Topamax

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/ 99,128 posts
Other Names: Topiramate
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 50,456 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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cough medicine (or linctus, when in syrup form) is a medicinal medication used in an attempt to treat coughing and related conditions. For dry coughs, treatment with cough suppressants (antitussives) may be attempted to suppress the body's ur... Read more on Wikipedia
Topiramate (brand name Topamax) is an anticonvulsant (antiepilepsy) drug. It was originally produced by Ortho-McNeil Neurologics and Noramco, Inc., both divisions of the Johnson & Johnson Corporation. This medication was discovered in 1979 by Bruce... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Stephanie
June 19, 2014
Stephanie wrote
Topirimate
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I can not take Topirimat in 6/13 I had a brake through seizure on this med so I can only take the brand name.
Jessie  |  September 29, 2014
I take topiramate and get really bad periods, stomach pains all the time, and and really bad bone pain.
michelle  |  August 15, 2014
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By doodlebug
June 11, 2014
doodlebug wrote
Verapamil
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By 11111
June 1, 2014
11111 wrote
topamax hearing loss/rare side effects of topamax
Huh, My ears got all crazy too! I looked it up and it is a RARE side effect. So, I cut my dose as an experiment. Well, my ear is all better, but I take it for migraine prevention and now I had a migraine. So...doubling it back up...I wonder if an ENT could help?
Amanda  |  September 4, 2014
Topamax inflamed the glands, so that is what is happening in your ears. I had similar effect and even flue like symptoms. I cut down on the dosage and believing God to heal my body.
Sue  |  August 30, 2014
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By NO TREATMENT WITHOUT SIDE EFFECTS
April 28, 2014
NO TREATMENT WITHOUT SIDE EFFECTS wrote
COUGH
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By april
March 25, 2014
april wrote
Weigh the pros and cons
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By Pilgrim
February 26, 2014
Pilgrim wrote
Codeine cough medicine and apaps
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By Amy
February 6, 2014
Amy wrote
Topomax
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By Anna
August 30, 2013
Anna wrote
Increased weight, and memory problems
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What patients are saying about Cough Syrup vs. Topamax

15 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
maintenance dose of 200mg a day of Topamax, whereas \"norma...
...such a low drug tolerance, that I ...work up to my maintenance dose of 200mg a day of Topamax, whereas \"normal\" folks can take ...one who always takes one Tylenol or one teaspoon of cough s...
that they just took cough syrup once daily but havent...
...infection side effect? I am on 100 mg of topamax a day ( 50mg ...on day 7 of starting topamax, been battling it for ...effect that they just took cough syrup once daily but havent...
me in the appetite supression and binge eating departments....
...awful tasting, like sour cough syrup. However, I should add, topamax did nothing for me in the appetite supression and binge eating departments. It just made ...who can take 2 nyquil and am...
cough syrup was revolting. Topamax made it taste like...
...to drink anything. Phenergan cough syrup was revolting. Topamax made it taste ...to the nastiness of Saphris. That stuff was just foul. The Black Cherry flavor didn't help much ...jock s...
in the morning. Topamax once helped me stop, but then I...
...my life. I was fairly happy on CItalopram, but the doctors ...in the morning. Topamax once helped me stop, but ...took. Had to go back on Cymbalta. Heard that Benadryl cough syrup helps...
have been on Topamax for nearly a year. These are the side...
...Topamax ...cough syrup. So I would have to say that some of my weight loss came from not consuming the extra calories in soda since I no longer drink it. I also did and still sometimes do expe...
I started Topomax a week ago and tried to drink a Pepsi One...
I started Topomax a week ago and tried ...vile stuff. Like mixing Lysol, cough syrup, rum and paint thinner. I ...not the Pepsi. I Googled \"Topomax makes Pepsi One taste bad\"...
months after stopping Topamax (not due to epilepsy)....
...I developed months after stopping Topamax (not due to epilepsy). What ...it was due to taking cough syrup for a cold. Should I ...taking a certain formula of cough syrup, and noticed it...
I've really only been on the topamax a few short weeks...
...so much or the topamax.. can't quite tell. Need to sort that out. The cough syrup didn't set me off ...move up on my topamax dose most likely to ...I've really only been on the topamax a ...
searching the topomax could cause might, and I emphasize...
I don't take topomax but have the same experience ...or word searching the topomax could cause might, and I emphasize ...in the primary grades. If you do try the topomax, or any medication, and...
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