I'm on topiramate for almost 9 days now.still craving foods ..never felt sleepy with that first pill .doctor has me on 25mg 2xs aday..until 2 weeks,then she wants me to go up to 50mg2xs a day.should I call my doctor and mention this to her or just wait the two weeks?
Hi, 564! 25mg twice daily is the starting dose for the monotherapy titration schedule. Traditionally, the dose is raised to 50mg the second week of therapy then 25mg increases every week to your target dose. unless you're having unwanted side effects.
You should always let your doctor know how you're progressing when you start a new medication so it wouldn't hurt to call her/him.
Best regards, Wildcat
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