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Topomax or Zonegran????

Posted by Sooshi on October 19, 2003, at 21:55:52

I'm having to stop Lamictal (not getting any response/relief at all with it) and will probably move on to either Topomax or Zonegran, considering I also have about 50lbs to lose. (Am also taking 300mg Effexor XR.)

Does anyone have any suggestions, or know anything about these drugs, especially Zonegran? I've read a lot of posts about Topomax, but can't find much useful info about Zonegran.

Thanks in advance,
Sooshi

 

Re: Topomax or Zonegran????

Posted by sarita0001 on October 19, 2003, at 22:38:29

In reply to Topomax or Zonegran????, posted by Sooshi on October 19, 2003, at 21:55:52

Hi,

I'd say there has been more research done on Topamax, so stick with that. Is Lamictal really weight neutral as it claims?

S

 

Re: Topomax or Zonegran???? Sooshi

Posted by galkeepinon on October 20, 2003, at 2:15:23

In reply to Topomax or Zonegran????, posted by Sooshi on October 19, 2003, at 21:55:52

Hi, I lost 25 pounds on Topamax. It helped me in that aspect.

Here are 2 sites I found for you if you'd like to look at them.
http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic3/zonisamide.htm
http://www.medscape.com

I'm sure there are tons of others.

As far as 'experience' with Zonegran, I, personally, do not have any. Maybe someone else will see your post and help ya out.

Hang in there and best of luck!:-)


> I'm having to stop Lamictal (not getting any response/relief at all with it) and will probably move on to either Topomax or Zonegran, considering I also have about 50lbs to lose. (Am also taking 300mg Effexor XR.)
>
> Does anyone have any suggestions, or know anything about these drugs, especially Zonegran? I've read a lot of posts about Topomax, but can't find much useful info about Zonegran.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Sooshi

 

Re: Topomax or Zonegran????

Posted by djmmm on October 20, 2003, at 7:09:14

In reply to Topomax or Zonegran????, posted by Sooshi on October 19, 2003, at 21:55:52

> I'm having to stop Lamictal (not getting any response/relief at all with it) and will probably move on to either Topomax or Zonegran, considering I also have about 50lbs to lose. (Am also taking 300mg Effexor XR.)
>
> Does anyone have any suggestions, or know anything about these drugs, especially Zonegran? I've read a lot of posts about Topomax, but can't find much useful info about Zonegran.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Sooshi

For me at least, Zonegran was FAR superior, both in efficacy and the lack lack of side-effects...I was taking 400mg of Topamax (with significant and debilitating side-effects)...100-200mg of Zonegran (for me) was more effective and without any noticeable side-effects.

For what it's worth, Zonegran is also often connected with weight LOSS.

 

Re: Topomax or Zonegran????

Posted by djmmm on October 20, 2003, at 7:14:44

In reply to Re: Topomax or Zonegran????, posted by djmmm on October 20, 2003, at 7:09:14

> > I'm having to stop Lamictal (not getting any response/relief at all with it) and will probably move on to either Topomax or Zonegran, considering I also have about 50lbs to lose. (Am also taking 300mg Effexor XR.)
> >
> > Does anyone have any suggestions, or know anything about these drugs, especially Zonegran? I've read a lot of posts about Topomax, but can't find much useful info about Zonegran.
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Sooshi
>
> For me at least, Zonegran was FAR superior, both in efficacy and the lack lack of side-effects...I was taking 400mg of Topamax (with significant and debilitating side-effects)...100-200mg of Zonegran (for me) was more effective and without any noticeable side-effects.
>
> For what it's worth, Zonegran is also often connected with weight LOSS.

sorry forgot this:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=12899812&dopt=Abstract

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=12684361&dopt=Abstract

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=12170391&dopt=Abstract

 

Re: Topomax or Zonegran???? sarita0001

Posted by Sooshi on October 20, 2003, at 12:43:24

In reply to Re: Topomax or Zonegran????, posted by sarita0001 on October 19, 2003, at 22:38:29

I gained 18 lbs on Depakote (in addition to losing my hair) so switched to Lamictal, on which I gained an additonal 6 lbs, but I don't know if that was because of residual effects of the Depakote or not???

 

Re: Topomax or Zonegran???? sarita0001

Posted by Emme on October 20, 2003, at 13:06:15

In reply to Re: Topomax or Zonegran????, posted by sarita0001 on October 19, 2003, at 22:38:29

Lamictal has been totally weight-neutral for me.

Emme


> Hi,
>
> I'd say there has been more research done on Topamax, so stick with that. Is Lamictal really weight neutral as it claims?
>
> S


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