Ambien vs Topamax

Ambien
(Rx)
Topamax
(Rx)
Ambien is a sleep medication.
Topamax is an epilepsy medication.
Satisfaction Score
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2.8
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
1.8
Concern level
1.9
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.5
Concern level
2.1
Approval Date
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December 16, 1992
December 24, 1996
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
215,518 Discussions
132,046 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Ambien is prescribed for Insomnia and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, our data suggest that some patients take it for Anxiety, although this is not an approved use.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Migraines
#2 for Headaches
#3 for Seizures
#4 for Weight Loss
#5 for Depression
#6 for Weight Gain
#7 for Anxiety
#8 for Epilepsy
#9 for Nerve Pain
#10 for Fibromyalgia
#11 for Mood Swings
#12 for Shaking
#13 for Addiction
Topamax is prescribed for Headaches and Seizures and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. It is taken to prevent Migraines. Our data suggest that Topamax is taken for Weight Issues, Depression and Anxiety, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Amb
Hallucinations
3
Headaches
3
Grogginess
3
Drowsiness
3
Sleep Walking
3
Hangover
3
Nausea
2
Weight Gain
2
Nightmares
2
Dizziness
2
Top
Tingling
5
Dizziness
5
Nausea
4
Hair Loss
4
Insomnia
3
Kidney Stones
2
Loss of Appetite
2
Irritability
2
Weakness
2
Vertigo
2
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Hallucinations
Amb
Top
3
0
Headaches
Amb
Top
3
0
Grogginess
Amb
Top
3
0
Drowsiness
Amb
Top
3
0
Sleep Walking
Amb
Top
3
0
Hangover
Amb
Top
3
0
Nausea
Amb
Top
2
4
Weight Gain
Amb
Top
2
0
Nightmares
Amb
Top
2
0
Dizziness
Amb
Top
2
5
Tingling
Top
Amb
5
0
Dizziness
Top
Amb
5
2
Nausea
Top
Amb
4
2
Hair Loss
Top
Amb
4
0
Insomnia
Top
Amb
3
0
Kidney Stones
Top
Amb
2
0
Loss of Appetite
Top
Amb
2
0
Irritability
Top
Amb
2
0
Weakness
Top
Amb
2
0
Vertigo
Top
Amb
2
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Ambien during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
D Category D
Before taking Topamax during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Ambien and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Topamax and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg
Tablet: 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg
Capsule: 15 mg, 25 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Zolpidem Tartrate
Topiramate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Ambien and Topamax: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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