Topamax Overdosage





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Signs and Symptoms: Overdoses of topiramate have been reported. Signs and symptoms included convulsions, drowsiness, speech disturbances, blurred vision, diplopia, mentation impaired, lethargy, abnormal coordination, stupor, hypotension, abdominal pain, agitation, dizziness and depression. The clinical consequences were not severe in most cases, but deaths have been reported after polydrug overdoses involving topiramate.
Topiramate overdose can result in severe metabolic acidosis (see Precautions).
The highest topiramate overdose reported was calculated to be between 96 and 110 g and resulted in coma lasting 20 to 24 hours followed by full recovery after 3 to 4 days.
Treatment: In acute topiramate overdose, if the ingestion is recent, the stomach should be emptied immediately by lavage or by induction of emesis. Activated charcoal has been shown to adsorb topiramate in vitro. Treatment should be appropriately supportive. Hemodialysis has been shown to be an effective means of removing topiramate from the body. The patient should be well hydrated.
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