A young person likes her soda—in this case, Dr. Pepper. However, when the Topamax patient, who is prescribed 25mg of Topamax twice each day, consumes her favorite soda, the result is a collection of reactions that can best be described by watching the video.
Yes, it's only soda. But Topamax side effects can affect patients in different ways.
To the other extreme, witness the alert issued in 2009 from the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) video news service with regard to antiepileptic drugs and suicidality. The warning came from an FDA analysis of placebo-controlled clinical studies of 11 drugs used to treat epilepsy, psychiatric disorders and other conditions.
In the analysis, the risk was approximately doubled in patients receiving the antiepileptic drugs compared with those participants receiving a placebo—0.43 percent vs. 0.22 percent. Topamax was one of the drugs studied and is clearly seen in the video.
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This is the one-year anniversary of the agreement by Ortho-McNeil and Ortho-McNeil-Janssen to settle criminal and civil charges brought by the Department of Justice relating to the accusations of unauthorized marketing. Ortho-McNeil agreed to pay $6.1 million, while Ortho-McNeil-Janssen was left with the lion's share of $75.4 million.
Topamax and pregnancy is also an issue, given the potential for Topamax birth defects and Topamax side effects in children.