Topiramate is used to treat epilepsy by preventing seizures and to help prevent migraine headaches. It reduces how often you get migraines but it will not treat a migraine once it has started. Topiramate works by reducing bursts of electrical activity in your brain and restoring the normal balance of nerve activity.
|In Aotearoa New Zealand, topiramate is available as different brands (Topamax, Arrow-Topiramate, Topiramate Actavis).
It's important to keep to the same brand, especially when it is used for epilepsy. Avoid switching brands.