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Phoenix Topamax Lawyers

Topamax belongs to a class of drugs known as anticonvulsants. It is frequently used to treat seizures. Additionally, your doctor might also prescribe it to prevent the occurrence of migraine headaches.  Beyond its intended uses, the drug is known to have side effects, some of which can be devastating and permanent.

Are you interested in speaking with a Phoenix Topamax lawyer? At the Arizona-based Lamber Goodnow team, we work to protect consumers in the Valley and around Arizona. We have dedicated our careers to helping people who have been injured due to the negligence of others. If you have taken Topamax and suffered harm as a result, talk to a member of our team. We always offer free consultations and case evaluations.

Side Effects of Topamax

Like many drugs, Topamax has the potential to cause side effects. Some of these side effects are temporary and may be little more than an inconvenience. It is not unusual to experience a minor side effect that decreases in severity and frequency as the body adjusts to the drug. Some people may even find that the minor side effect eventually disappears. However, even if you are only suffering from a minor side effect, you should talk with your doctor. He or she may have some suggestions to help alleviate the condition.

Some of the minor side effects of Topamax are:

  • Pain in the breast tissue (in women)
  • Mild tremors
  • Pain or discomfort in the chest or back regions
  • Hot flashes and/or increased sweating
  • Pain in the legs
  • Heartburn or constipation

The major side effects of Topamax are much more serious. Some of them—such as a change in your vision—can end up being permanent. If you are beginning to experience any of the serious side effects, you should seek medical attention immediately.

Some, but not all, of the major side effects of Topamax are:

  • Vision problems
  • Clumsiness, dizziness, unsteadiness or vertigo
  • Uncontrolled eye movements
  • Redness in the eyes
  • Memory problems or confusion
  • Difficulty speaking, focusing or paying attention
  • Menstrual changes or pain associated with menstruation
  • Pressure in your eyes
  • A slowing of mental or physical capabilities
  • Sleepiness
  • A burning, tingling or “pins and needles” sensation

Keep in mind that it is not possible to predict exactly how every person will react to Topamax. As such, if you notice a condition or symptom that began after you started taking Topamax, and if you feel like it could be a serious issue, it is crucial to seek out medical attention without any delay. You can read more about Topamax at this website.

Contraindications for Taking Topamax

Like most drugs, Topamax has the potential of interacting with other drugs you may be taking. To this end, it is imperative that you alert your doctor as to any other drugs you may be using. He or she will need to research the drugs and be sure that you are not precluded from taking Topamax.

In addition, if you have certain conditions such as eye problems, issues with diabetes, kidney problems, difficulty breathing properly, liver disease or mood issues (including but not limited to depression or suicidal thoughts), you should report these to your doctor as it may not be safe to take Topamax.

Call to Speak to a Phoenix Topamax Attorney

Would you benefit from speaking with a Phoenix Topamax attorney?

If you have taken Topamax and been injured as a result, you may have a number of options of which you are not aware, including seeking potential recovery for your injuries.

Contact our Phoenix office at 602-274-9662. We, along with our co-counsel firms, are ready to help talk to you, evaluate your case and present your options to you. We don’t collect until you do, so there’s no risk.

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