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Cough Syrup vs. Topamax for Common Cold

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Cough Syrup

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/ 47,306 posts
Other Names: Robitussin   Guaifenesin   Mucinex   Expectorant   Tussin

Topamax

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/ 100,130 posts
Other Names: Topiramate
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 47,306 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
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
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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

13 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 ...be working, if anything I was hoping to increase my topamax dose... Anyone else suffer ...that they just took cough syrup o...
me in the appetite supression and binge eating departments....
...sour cough syrup. However, I should add, topamax did nothing for me in the appetite supression and binge eating departments. ...and am up for 48 hours straight, but still... not all side...
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...
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 ...
as an emerging reader. --Boy, I hate having to use...
...searching the topomax could cause might, and I emphasize might, interfere with her confidence as an emerging reader. --Boy, I hate having to use those ...primary grades.  If you do try the topom...
lithobid and a prescription cough syrup. The pdoc said the...
...Erin had a reaction between her lithobid and a prescription cough syrup. The pdoc said the 'tussin' was the culprit. Apparently it's a fairly common ...Erin, 16, bp, lithobid and topoma...
didn't work. Topomax worked. Ironically found out pot...
...banter in my mind... Found out it didn't work. Topomax worked. Ironically found out pot protected brain cells from ...caused by PPA in Dimetapp cough syrup (now removed from the market)...
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