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Can topiramate be used for central nevous system conditions such as restless leg syndrome?

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Rajive Goel 10 Jul 2010

Topiramate (Topamax) is a prescription medication used to treat various conditions related to the nervous system. Specific topiramate uses include:

* Epilepsy treatment (either used alone or in combination with other epilepsy medication)
* Migraine prevention.

It is not entirely clear how topiramate works for epilepsy or migraines. An epileptic seizure occurs as the result of abnormal electrical signals in the brain. Topiramate slows those signals, helping to prevent seizures. The medication also works similarly for migraine headaches. It is thought that migraines may be triggered by nerve cells in the brain that are too easily excited. Topiramate helps calm the nerve cells, working to prevent a migraine from ever starting.

For central nervous system conditions such as restless leg syndrome, it would be best to seek medical advice as the doc would know the medical history, hope this helps?

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