Does Topamax mess with your brain? In general terms, all presented data suggest that up to 10% of patients treated with topiramate may complain of cognitive problems.
What are the serious side effects of Topamax? Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: signs of kidney stones (such as severe back/side/abdominal/groin pain, fever, chills, painful/frequent urination, bloody/pink urine), rapid breathing, fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, bone pain, broken bones, loss of consciousness, unusual
Can Topamax make migraines worse? Topiramate has been shown to be highly effective for preventive treatment of migraine and its use has been significantly increased in the last few years. However, around 10% of migraineurs develop a worsening of their symptoms while on topiramate.
What are the long term side effects of topiramate? To date, there are no known problems associated with long term use of topiramate. It is a safe and effective medication when used as directed.