How fast does Topamax work for migraines? You’ll likely not notice Topamax working right away when you first start using it. It may take 1 month for your migraine attacks to become less frequent and 2 to 3 months for Topamax to become fully effective. Keep your doctor updated on your symptoms while taking Topamax.
What type of migraines does Topamax help? Topiramate is an antipileptic drug with a complex mode of action which has proven its efficacy and safety in the prophylactic treatment of episodic migraine in a number of randomized controlled clinical trials. Topiramate is also effective in treating patients with chronic migraine.
How does Topamax help with migraines? In 2004, the FDA approved Topamax for the prevention of migraine headaches in people 12 years of age and older. Topamax does not relieve the pain of a migraine after it starts, but it is believed to reduce migraine frequency by calming overactive pain-signal firing in nerve cells.
What are the most common side effects of Topamax? Tiredness, drowsiness, dizziness, loss of coordination, tingling of the hands/feet, loss of appetite, bad taste in your mouth, diarrhea, and weight loss may occur.