Often prescription medicines are referred to either by their brand name (only one manufacturer holds the exclusive right to make and market the product using the brand name) like Topamax or by the generic name in this case, topiramate. Generic Topamax has been available since 2009 from multiple manufacturers as AB-rated generic formulations.Generic drugs, including generic Topamax are not the same as the original branded drug, although they are very similar and are widely viewed to be as effective as their branded counterparts. Currently available formulations include: Topamax is a widely prescribed seizure and migraine medicine.Each branded prescription drug also has a generic name, which you will often see in parentheses following the brand name.When the patent exclusivity for a brand name product expires, often times multiple generic manufacturers seek approval from the FDA to manufacture and sell generic versions of the branded drug.To learn more about the difference between branded prescription medications and generics, visit the section of our drug basics section. When used for seizures, the dose should be individualized and people should be carefully monitored for adequate effect as well as the type and frequency of side effects.Topamax is only used to prevent a migraine headache and not for active treatment of a migraine in progress.There is no warranty that the data contained herein is error free.think Biotech performs no independent verifification of facts as provided by public sources nor are attempts made to provide legal or investing advice.
In clinical trials, daily dosages were decreased in weekly intervals by 50-100 mg in adults with epilepsy and by 25-50 mg in adults receiving topiramate at doses up to 100 mg/day for migraine prophylaxis.
Ask your health care provider for advice if you are unsure about the online purchase of any medication. Exclusivity is a statutory provision and is granted to an NDA applicant if statutory requirements are met.
Warning: The primary use of Topiramate, and the only use for which it has regulatory approval, is to treat seizures.
March 4, 2011 - FDA Drug Safety Communication: TOPAMAX® (topiramate) use during pregnancy can cause fetal harm, including an increased risk for cleft lip and/or cleft palate.
a drug marketed by Janssen Pharms and is included in two NDAs.