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    Old 03-08-2017, 06:12 PM   #1
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    Juggling Topamax, pain, and weight loss

    Hi all, I was put on 100mg Topamax twice a day for pain in my hand. It has worked wonders for that pain. I also noticed another remarkable side effect. I lost 30 pounds and feel wonderful, however, I need to stop losing weight now or wither away. I have a lot of 100mg tablets and a refill. I want to wean myself down to 100mg a day so that I can stop losing weight, but keep the pain under control. Is it safe to cut the tablets in half? I want to take half (50mg) in the morning and half (50mg) in the evening. There is a sticker on the container that says to take them whole. Is that because they just taste bitter? If so, I can deal with that and just want to be sure if itís safe to halve them.

     
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    Re: Juggling Topamax, pain, and weight loss

    If a medication states that you should take the medication whole, then you should NOT cut it.
    You can call the prescribed and ask them to reduce the strength/dosage, and they can eliminate the refill you have available.
    Never change the directions on a prescribed medication without consulting your Dr. first.

     
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    Ask the pharmacist.

     
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