Does Topomax cause other side effects?

Yes, additional potential side effects of taking Topomax (topiramate) include:

  • Metabolic acidosis (an elevated level of acid in the blood that may cause brittle or soft bones or kidney stones, harm a pregnant woman’s baby or slow the rate of growth in children)
  • Psychological problems such as confusion, attention issues, tiredness and sleepiness, depression or mood problems.

Less serious but common side effects of Topomax include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Taste change
  • Tingling and numbness (paresthesia) in the arms and legs
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Weight loss.
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