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Brand name: Topamax

Topamax is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) topiramate. On this page you will find out more about Topamax, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: topiramate

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Topamax 50 mg film-coated tablet, 60

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

EPILEPSY TOPAMAX is indicated in adults and children, 2 years and over: as monotherapy in patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy; for conversion to monotherapy in patients with epilepsy; as add-on therapy in partial onset seizures (with or without secondary generalised seizures), primary generalised tonic-clonic seizures or drop attacks associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome; MIGRAINE TOPAMAX is indicated for the prophylaxis of migraine headache in adults. The usefulness of TOPAMAX in the acute treatment of migraine headache has not been studied.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance round, light-yellow biconvex, film-coated tablets embossed "TOP" on one side and "50" on the other.

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Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
30 tablets (sample): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
60 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Store in a Dry Place
Life time 2 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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