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Topema 50 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Topiramate
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 02, 2019

Topema 50 MG Tablet, an anti-convulsing, aids in the treatment of seizures. The doctor may prescribe the drug with a combination of other medicines or all on its own, depending on the condition of the patient. The drug also effectively prevents headaches that occur because of migraine. Topema 50 MG Tablet controls certain chemicals present in the brain, thus treating seizures and preventing headaches.

The drug should only be used if it is prescribed by a doctor. Before starting the drug provide your medical history and discuss the benefits and risks of taking it. The drug is not meant for patients who are allergic to any ingredient in it or those who suffer from metabolic acidosis, that is, high levels of acid in the blood. Also inform your doctor if you are pregnant or trying to conceive or breast feeding before starting Topema 50 MG Tablet. Give him a list of medicines that you are taking presently. Ensure that you include prescribed, non-prescribed as well as any herbal medicines that you are taking. This is primarily because there are some medicines which tend to react with Topema 50 MG Tablet resulting in severe complications. Tell the doctor about any allergies related to food or other medicines that you may have.

Some side effects will occur when you take Topema 50 MG Tablet. A few common side effects of this drug are-

  • constipation
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • appetite loss
  • dryness of the mouth
  • flushing
  • pain in the stomach

Some patients may also experience severe side effects like-

  • pain in the bones
  • fever accompanied with chills
  • pain in the chest
  • problems with concentration and coordination
  • behavioral changes, like mood swings
  • fainting spells

A doctor should be consulted if the side effects persist or become worse.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Psychiatrist before using this medicine.
  • Seizures

    Topema 50 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of seizures which is a brain disorder characterized by uncontrolled jerking movements and loss of consciousness.
  • Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (Lgs)

    Topema 50 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome which is a type of seizures characterized by multiple seizures.
  • Migraine Headache

    Topema 50 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of a severe headache in migraine patients.
  • Allergy

    Not recommended in patients known allergy to Topema 50 MG Tablet.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 2 to 3 days.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 2 hours.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine is known to excreted in breast milk. It is recommended only if necessary. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea, drowsiness is necessary.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Topema 50 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor if any symptoms of the overdose like drowsiness, slurred speech appear.
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This medicine works by blocking sodium channels and increases the release of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) which is an inhibitory neurotransmitter and thus reduces the excitation of the brain cells.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Blood Disorder

    Topema 50 MG Tablet may lower the blood cell count and may lead to a fatal condition. Close monitoring of blood cell count is necessary. Inform the doctor if you have any blood disorder. An alternate class of medicine may be considered based on the clinical condition.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended if the patient is receiving Topema 50 MG Tablet. Inform the doctor if you are an alcoholic. Any symptoms of dizziness, difficulty in concentration should be reported to the doctor. Dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Clozapine

    These medicines may increase the body temperature and decreases sweating. This interaction is more common is children. Any symptoms of increase in the body temperature and decreased sweating should be informed to the dcotor.

    Metformin

    These medicines may increase the risk of lactic acidosis. Inform the doctor if you are receiving antidiabetic medications. Seek immediate medical treatment if you have any symptoms of weakness, muscle pain, vomiting and irregular heartbeat.

    Ethinyl Estradiol

    The desired effect of contraceptive pills will not achieve if these medicines are taken together. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
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