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My pdoc doesn't know how to properly dose Topamax (I was recently put on 100mg as my starting dose), and am wondering how much some of you take. Thanks!

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Wow, a doc doesnt know how to properly dose Topamax? Thats weird...anyway...I started out (slowly) at 25mg once a day, and then after about 3 weeks, (I think), I went to 25 mg twice a day...then after about another month I went up to 50 mg twice a day. (Sorry about my memory here, its been a while, I know it was done slowly...)

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Hi,

I've never taken Topamax, so I can't speak from personal experience. However, I can give you some links with detailed info:

1) http://www.crazymeds.us is always a good place to start. Topamax is listed under the "Miscellaneous Anticonvulsants" category in the left menu. Once you get to the Topamax page, they have some info regarding titration. They also have a link to the full 35-page PI sheet: http://www.crazymeds.us/topamaxpi.pdf

2) If you go to http://www.topamax-epilepsy.com/utilities/...information.jsp there is a link to the 7-page prescribing info -- or here's the direct link: http://www.topamax-epilepsy.com/utilities/...ax.pdf#zoom=100. Page 7 of this has a chart with a detailed titration schedule.

Good luck!

revlow

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Started out at 50mg (25 mg twice a day) and went with that for two weeks.  It helped, but not not enough so we've upped it to 25 mg in the am and 50 mg in the pm and we're going to try that for a month.  I imagine at the end of the month I will be increasing by another 25 mg.

I'm trying to titrate up slowly because I'm getting some harsh nausea and appetite suppression from the topamax.  Some of the other side effects are a bit bothersome as well.  However, I would give anything to stop the rapid cycling so nausea doesn't seem so bad:).

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I'm on 300mg total. I take 100mg TID as it seems to work better for the ultradian part when it's dosed that way.

I feel calmer on it, and it helps regulate my sleep. I sleep a lot better since I've started taking it. I don't need to take any adjunct agent for sleep.

And no more mixed states.

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I started at 50 mg twice a day for 3 days (I was in the hospital for this period), then increase to 100mg twice a day for a week.

Then 200mg twice a day for a week, 300mg twice a day for a week, 400mg twice a day for a week.

I ended up cutting that dose down to 300mg twice a day because of side effects (about 6 months into it).

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