I have been on the max dose of Topamax for several years and have never experienced anything like that. I take it mainly for my depression, but I know that it it promoted to help with headaches, so if you think that you have any type of mouth pain associated with the drug, I suggest seeing your Dr. immediately. Possibly off the subject, since I am not sure what kind of mouth pain you are meaning... If you haven't had your wisdom teeth out yet, I would think about getting those checked out too. I had mine out 12 years ago and they were impacted (growing sideways into my other teeth) and it was causing alot of headaches and jaw pain. Just a thought.
I hope not to over load you with Info.
Why is this medication prescribed?
Topiramate is used alone or with other medications to treat certain types of seizures in people who have epilepsy. Topiramate is also used with other medications to control seizures in people who have Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (a disorder that causes seizures and developmental delays). Topiramate is used to treat patients who continue to have seizures even when they take other anti-seizure medications. Topiramate is also used to prevent migraine headaches, but not to relieve the pain of migraine headaches when they occur. Topiramate is in a class of medications called anticonvulsants. It works by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain.
It is important to take anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs)
Most side-effects of anti-epileptic drugs are short term, but longer term side-effects can occur when certain drugs - usually the older types used to treat epilepsy - are taken for a long time. These may include poor memory and concentration, irritability and overactivity in children, swollen gums, acne and weight gain. Some research has shown that taking certain anti-epileptic drugs may cause bone problems such as osteoporosis (brittle bone disease) and osteomalacia (softening of the bones ) in the long term. Also teeth problems.
I found this posted on a web sight;
I've been looking to see if this is one of the side effects of Topamax but can't find it. I just went up to 50mg. 25 mg in the am and 25mg in the pm. On the third day after my dosage was raised I woke up and I noticed my teeth were extremely sore. It felt like I had been punched in the front teeth. The pain eased, but the soreness has come and gone to my front teeth since then (yesterday). This isn't a dentistry issue because it's EVERY ONE of my front teeth top and bottom. But not my back molars.
I'm just wondering has anyone else had this kind of experience on Topamax?? I'm still trying to get use to it and not going to let this deter me away but want to get ALL the info I can on it.
- Topamax Information for Consumers
- Topamax Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Topamax (detailed)
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