I started topirimate 2 days ago for migraines. I know that this is the generic form of Topamax.(Teva manufacturer) Should I expect or more so anticipate the same side effects? Are generic and brand name usually very similar? Thanks
According to the FDA they are required to be the same active ingredient(s). The only difference is suppose to be inactive ingredients, fillers and dies. However, in about 2% of the population there is enough difference between the brand and the generic that it makes a difference. In your case the price difference between the two drugs is substantial. So only you and your body can tell you if there is no difference.
- Topamax Information for Consumers
- Topamax Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Topamax (detailed)
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