Medically prescribed for - Topamax is prescribed for the treatment of seizures and convulsions associated with epilepsy.
Adverse reactions experienced - Some common adverse reactions associated with Topamax use include confusion, uncontrolled movement, drowsiness, dizziness, and tingling in the feet or hands. Topamax has been associated with severe eye disorders including glaucoma and severe myopia (near-sightedness). Topamax also carries warnings that it may increase the risk of hyperthermia, decreased sweating, and metabolic acidosis.
Status of drug - The Federal Drug Administration has recognized the link between these adverse reactions and the drug. The FDA and Topamax's manufacturer have recently issued warnings regarding the serious side effects this drug may have.
See your doctor if you or your child has experienced serious health problems after taking Topamax. You also may want to contact an experienced products liability attorney who can help you protect your legal rights and get compensation for your injuries.