How effective is Topamax for Tremor - essential (Essential tremor)?
Summary: 4 Topamax users have rated its effectiveness for Tremor - essential.
Overall ratings: 3.0/5
Long term ratings: 2.3/5
This is a review of how effective Topamax (topiramate) is for Tremor - essential 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)
Tremor - essential
Tremor - essential (a neurological disorder whose most recognizable feature is a tremor of the arms or hands during voluntary movements such as eating) can be treated by Primidone, Propranolol Hydrochloride, Xanax, Inderal, Mysoline, Inderal La. (latest reports from 1,103 Tremor - Essential patients)
On Jan, 29, 2015: 4 people are studied for taking Topamax in Tremor - essential
Topamax effectiveness for Tremor - essential (number of people):
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high |
Gender of people who take Topamax for Tremor - essential * :
|Tremor - essential||75.00%||25.00% |
Age of people who take Topamax for Tremor - essential * :
|Tremor - essential||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||25.00%||0.00%||25.00%||25.00%||25.00% |
Who find Topamax more effective for Tremor - essential?
Gender of people who find Topamax more effective * :
|Tremor - essential||100.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who find Topamax more effective * :
|Tremor - essential||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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i don't understand what the 2nd column is for in item #3. I do not take all these meds at the same time but am tired a lot and get usually at least 8 1/2 hrs sleep a night. for #3, please check the outcomes, interacting drugs, & new drugs.
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