I was on topamax for a year, an the side effects were the same as what I've been reading about but the migraines i have were gone, and after a while they were my happy pill,, my children told me to never stop taking it,.well i have lost my insurance an i had to slowly come off of it, an now i'm hatein it, i have haedaches everyday, some worse than other, and there getting worse,, to the point i'm gettting sick again, my script was $173 a month i was on 150ml a day, an now i dont know what to do or how to go about getting them back, if anyone can help it would be greatly appreicatiated please !! THANK YOU!!
The first patent for brand-name Topamax has expired, and generic versions are now available. Manufactured by several different manufacturers of generic Topamax, including (but not limited to): Apotex Corporation; Aurobindo Pharma; Mylan Pharmaceuticals; Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Roxane Laboratories, Inc.; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. perhaps you could get a cheaper med from any of the listed manufacturer, hope this helps?
Talk to your doctor about helping you get into a prescription assistance program. My neurologist set me up with Johnson&Johnson Prescription Assistance Program and they pay 100% of my prescription for Topamax (not the generic because that is how my doctor put it down). Or you can call them yourself at 1-800-652-6227 for more information on eligibility and to apply. They will give you all the information you need. I hope this information helps you get your "happy pill" back. Trust me, I completely understand. It has been at least a month since I have had a headache that was so bad that I couldn't even lay my head on my pillow. Good luck!
what about walmart and walgreens? lots of times now if there is a generic form you may get it cheaper. that sucks with headaches. i have yet to find anything to work my headaches but i will look into your stuff n see if i can try it. my doc is weird about trying new stuff but its worth a shot.
- Topamax Information for Consumers
- Topamax Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Topamax (detailed)
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