• Gastric Bypass Man August 1, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    If this is the case, then what FDA did was just right. Pregnant women should think of the child in their womb first more than anything else.

    • unintentionalcougar November 9, 2011 at 1:29 am

      This is one of the most poorly written and insulting things I have ever read. It reads as if people are morons and incapable of turning down a dangerous pill out of their selfish fear of a potential headache or desire to lose weight. Weight loss isn't a special treat dangled before women like a tasty poisoned treat before a wild dog. Mothers, good mothers, wouldn't put their unborn child at risk to stave off a potential headache. And "ad hoc" means "for a specific purpose" which Topamax is prescribed for a specific purpose but taken prophylactically as opposed to PRN. The risks are known. Doctors and mothers should act accordingly and responsibly.

  • Kiesten December 30, 2011 at 1:35 am

    I think Topamax should not be allowed as an off label drug. Recently I took my son 13 years old to an accupuncturist who also happens to be a doctor for a weight loss programme. The doctor said in conjunction with the accupuncture my son would have to take Topamax, Lasix, Recreate and Oxy Elite.

  • Kiesten December 30, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Seeing that the doctor was treating hundreds of people I thought the tablets must be okay (and after all he was a doctor). To cut a long story short my son became very ill sweating, shaking, he suffered memory loss, he was frightened to sleep because he thought he was going to die. Even though I told the doctor of the side effects he insisted we continued the medication and told us the symptoms were from something else.I believed him after all our aim was to lose weight and "you trust your doctor"!

  • Kiesten December 30, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Finally I consulted our pediatrician who told me we have to stop the medication but gradually over a period of time as stopping immediately could be dangerous. Thank goodness my son is okay now._I feel like an idiot for allowing him to take this medication in the first place but as I said "you trust your doctor" . Since then a lot of people have come forward complaining about this doctor and the side effects they were having because of the medication. Including car accidents, suicidal thoughts, memory loss. This doctor gave Topamax to all his patients up to 800mg daily. So incase there are unethical doctors around poisoning vunerable people for the love of money, Being allowed to prescribe Topamax as an "off label" drug is like having a licence to kill.

  • Bruce Leesmann February 8, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Yeah but some people have problems to put on weight even if they eat like monster. It does not mean that they suffer from Anorexic!!!!!!!

  • Cherry April 14, 2012 at 5:48 am

    There are some good and ethical reasons for ppl taking Topamax also, you all should not be just bag it out for a few. I take Topamax twice aday for Epilepsy and acute active migaines, which I have been told are associated, it is the only drug that I can take that manages both otherwise I would be a manic pill popper all day. I have been dealing with this for 37 years, I do not have any memory loss or vision issues, no lack of consentration or any brain abnormalities whatsoever, I am married and have 3 beautiful healthy children, nearly grown, I drive and my medication or my health issues have never been a problem because I do not have seizures or migrianes on Topamax, concluding I have always had full time work and thoroughly enjoyed my life and have never not told anyone what health abilities or disabilities I may or may not have. People need to listen to there bodies and their doctors and have a good thought of their own, we are all learning and Drs don't know everything, if a sugestion to take a multitude of drugs to lose weight comes your way, its common sense to be sus, our body is not made that way, meds are there for a reason and yes Drs abuse too. But in the right context Topamax does work.

  • Darwinchic January 3, 2013 at 6:05 am

    I take Topomax for Bipolar disorder and it is brilliant! The weight loss has been brilliant! I work in a medical laboratory and the ditsiness it it gives me is not so brilliant I must say…..but weighing up all side effects I overall love this wonder drug.

  • brenda brewer December 12, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    natuallly men would say something bad about this drug, they dont have to carry a child for nine months in their belly ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • Lori Back February 27, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    This mesage is for BRENDA AND OTHERS. i have spent the last 2 days getting my husband out of jail and going to court. The dr. gave him this medicine with no info. he took it 1 day…blacked out while driving and sent 2 innocent people to the emergency room… woke upo in a jail cell NOT knowing what had happened. went to court this morning. He has lost driving rights for 1 year and was put on probation for a year. My husband had no criminal record or anything. He has been on his job for 25 years. needless to say n ot sure whats going to happen . So dont be so quick to jump to conclutions. this drug is DANDEROUS. I just thank GOD no one died from this horrible accident .

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