Topamax vs Zonegran

Topamax
(Rx)
Zonegran
(Rx)
Topamax is an epilepsy medication.
Zonegran is an epilepsy medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Seizures
2.8
Concern level
2.1
Helpfulness
for Seizures
2.9
Concern level
2.4
Approval Date
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December 24, 1996
March 27, 2000
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
132,039 Discussions
10,154 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Seizures
#2 for Epilepsy
#3 for Migraines
Zonegran is prescribed for Seizures, Epilepsy and Migraines and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Top
Tingling
4
Dizziness
4
Nausea
3
Hair Loss
3
Insomnia
3
Kidney Stones
2
Loss of Appetite
2
Irritability
2
Weakness
1
Vertigo
1
Zon
Depression
10
Weight Loss
9
Weight Gain
8
Tiredness
7
Anxiety
5
Allergy
4
Insomnia
3
Hair Loss
3
Nausea
3
Kidney Stones
3
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Topamax
Top
Zonegran
Zon
Tingling
Top
Zon
4
0
Dizziness
Top
Zon
4
0
Nausea
Top
Zon
3
3
Hair Loss
Top
Zon
3
3
Insomnia
Top
Zon
3
3
Kidney Stones
Top
Zon
2
3
Loss of Appetite
Top
Zon
2
0
Irritability
Top
Zon
2
0
Weakness
Top
Zon
1
0
Vertigo
Top
Zon
1
0
Depression
Zon
Top
10
0
Weight Loss
Zon
Top
9
0
Weight Gain
Zon
Top
8
0
Tiredness
Zon
Top
7
0
Anxiety
Zon
Top
5
0
Allergy
Zon
Top
4
0
Insomnia
Zon
Top
3
3
Hair Loss
Zon
Top
3
3
Nausea
Zon
Top
3
3
Kidney Stones
Zon
Top
3
2
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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D Category D
Before taking Topamax during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Zonegran 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 Topamax and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Zonegran and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg
Capsule: 15 mg, 25 mg
Capsule: 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Topiramate
Zonisamide
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Topamax and Zonegran: 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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