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Is toprimate in the gabapentin family?

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Rajive Goel 24 Mar 2012

Topiramate 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.

Gabapentin is a prescription medication used to treat the following conditions:

* Epilepsy -- Gabapentin is approved to be used along with other seizure medications to treat partial seizures in adults and children as young as three years old.

* Shingles nerve pain -- This medication is also approved to treat the chronic nerve pain that often occurs after an outbreak of shingles (known medically as postherpetic neuralgia).

Both meds are different, however for more info do talk to a pharmacist, please.

Take care, best wishes!

Anonymous 1 Nov 2012

Topamax (topiramate) is used in the treatment of migraine prevention; obesity; seizure prevention; smoking cessation; bipolar disorder , and belongs to the drug class carbonic anhydrase inhibitor anticonvulsants.

Neurontin (gabapentin) is used in the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia; epilepsy and belongs to the drug class gamma-aminobutyric acid analogs.

Take care,

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