What is Topiramate?
LGS is tough. Finding information shouldn’t be. That is why we provide information about this and other medications often used in LGS. We hope you find this information useful as you navigate your LGS journey.
Topiramate, sold under the brand name Topamax among others, is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor medication used to treat epilepsy in children and adults. Topiramate was originally used as an anticonvulsant. However, it is most frequently prescribed to prevent migraines. In children, Topiramate is indicated for the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome.
Watch Now: Overview of Topiramate for LGS
Presented by: Michael Chez, MD, Pediatric Epileptologist, Sutter Health, California
*Dr. Michael Chez is a Pediatric Epilepsy Expert and regularly treats LGS patients. This video was recorded in early 2022 at the request of the LGS Foundation to provide information to our family members about this medication. The Foundation does not endorse this or any product and is here only to provide information relevant to patient families.
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