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Topamax vs. Zonegran for Seizures

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Topamax

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/ 97,099 posts
Other Names: Topiramate

Zonegran

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/ 6,499 posts
Other Names: Zonisamide
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 97,099 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 6,499 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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
Zonisamide is a sulfonamide (medicine) anticonvulsant approved for use as an Wiktionary:adjunct therapy in adults with seizures for adults infantile spasm, mixed seizure types of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, myoclonic, and generalized tonic clonic seizure... Read more on Wikipedia
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the Topamax was making my hair fall out! I was switched...
...that the Topamax was making my hair fall out! I was switched to Zonegran and it is working great. No ...tollerate the Zonegran. I think it is a great change from that horrible Topamax. Hope ...
child the topamax didn't work anymore. I've been pleased...
...on zonegran and welbutrin for ...have just changed to zonegran 3 months ago from topamax. After my third child the topamax didn't work anymore. I've been ...
may want to switch to zonegran- sister to topamax but no...
...dose are you on? Ifit gets bad you may want to switch to zonegran- sister to topamax but n...
changing meds to Zonegran--should Topamax be tapered off?...
I'm changing meds to Zonegran--should Topamax be tapered off? I remember slowly increasing the dose, wondered if it needed to be decreased before...
from depakote & zonegran to the Topamax. Every Dr. I have...
...mention I was give the Topamax for pain in my arm & migraine headaches. I was switched from depakote & zonegran to the Topamax. Every Dr. I have seen...
I switched from Topamax to Zonegran as Topamax no longer...
...bipolar 2. You mentioned topamax so I wanted to say that I switched from Topamax to Zonegran as Topamax no longer seemed effective. As a disclaimer, I take it as a migraine preventative. Hope th...
with Topomax, so we're going to go on Zonegran this time...
...us this). But he DID have good control for 3 1/2 years with Topomax, so we're going to go on Zonegran this time -- similar to Topomax -- and see if it works, along with the Keto...
of hair on Topamax and changed to Zonegran and have not had...
...lost tons of hair on Topamax and changed to Zonegran and have not had that problem. I'm also on Wellbutri...
on Thursday....allergic reaction to the topamax. Not sure...
...switched to zonegran from topamax on Thursday....allergic reaction to the topamax. Not sure how long it takes for the topamax to...
to Topamax and I seem to have a problem sleeping and...
...Just wondering if anyone that has been on Topamax has experienced any sleeplessness? Or twitching? I was just switched from Zonegran to Topamax and I seem to have a problem sleeping and a twitchi...
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