Topiramate is a seizure medicine, also called an anticonvulsant. Topiramate is used to treat seizures in adults and children who are at least 2 years old. Trokendi XR is for use in adults and children who are at least 6 years old. Extended-release topiramate has a higher minimum age (at least 10 years old) when used as the child's only seizure medicine. The Topamax brand of this medicine is also used to prevent migraine headaches in adults and teenagers who are at least 12 years old. Topamax will only prevent migraine headaches or reduce the number of attacks. It will not treat a headache that has already begun. Topiramate may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Trokendi XR is an anticonvulsant drug used to prevent seizures and treat migraines. It does this by affecting a number of chemicals in the brain that help reduce seizure activity. Trokendi XR is an extended-release medication, meaning that the drug is released into the body slowly and has steadier, longer-lasting effects than normal release medications.
Trokendi XR belongs to a class of drugs known as anticonvulsants that you can choose to use alone or with other drugs to control and prevent seizures. You can also use this medication to prevent migraine headaches. This drug works by affecting chemicals that are in your brain to help in reducing seizure activity. You should not use Trokendi XR if you have metabolic acidosis and taking medications that contain metformin. This medication has several side effects that may cause serious effects to your body. Ensure that you contact your healthcare provider in case you notice any effects that may be caused by Trokendi XR.