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How effective is Topamax for Grand mal seizure (Generalized tonic-clonic seizure)?

Summary: 26 Topamax users have rated its effectiveness for Grand mal seizure.

Overall ratings: 3.8/5
Long term ratings: 4.1/5

This is a review of how effective Topamax (topiramate) is for Grand mal seizure and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe and is updated continuously.

 

 

 

 

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What is Topamax

Topamax has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from 24,599 Topamax users)

Grand mal seizure

Grand mal seizure (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain) can be treated by Keppra, Dilantin, Lamictal, Tegretol, Topamax, Depakote. (latest reports from 771 Grand Mal Seizure patients)

On Feb, 1, 2015: 26 people are studied for taking Topamax in Grand mal seizure




Topamax effectiveness for Grand mal seizure


Long term Topamax effectiveness for Grand mal seizure

Topamax effectiveness for Grand mal seizure (number of people):

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Overall04598
Long term
(1+ years)
01487

Gender of people who take Topamax for Grand mal seizure * :

FemaleMale
Grand mal seizure84.62%15.38%

Age of people who take Topamax for Grand mal seizure * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Grand mal seizure0.00%0.00%15.38%15.38%26.92%30.77%7.69%3.85%

Who find Topamax more effective for Grand mal seizure?

Gender of people who find Topamax more effective * :

FemaleMale
Grand mal seizure88.24%11.76%

Age of people who find Topamax more effective * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Grand mal seizure0.00%0.00%11.76%11.76%23.53%35.29%11.76%5.88%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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