If you have epilepsy or suffer from painful migraines, Qudexy XR might be right for you. It is a prescription medication that prevents migraines and epileptic seizures. Qudexy XR is also used as an adjunct therapy to treatment for Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, which is an epileptic condition where patients experience severe seizures from a very young age. At Nurx™, we offer the generic version of Qudexy XR called Topiramate, which is also the only active ingredient, for migraine treatment.
Qudexy XR helps prevent migraines by calming overactive nerve cells that send signals to your brain. Instead of treating migraines once they happen, you could potentially eliminate them by taking Qudexy XR daily. Most people at least experience a large reduction in migraines when they take Qudexy XR.
- How Is Qudexy XR Used?
Qudexy XR is a pill that is typically taken once a day, and the dosage varies by person. Since it comes in an extended-release tablet, you only need to take it once a day. You'll start with a small dosage of Qudexy XR, then slowly work up to a full daily dosage, which allows your body to get used to the medication. Since Qudexy XR can make you drowsy, it's usually best to take it at night.
For migraine prevention, doctors usually recommend 100 mg of Qudexy XR daily, though 25 mg and 50 mg doses are also common. For adults and children 10 years of age or older who have epilepsy, doctors usually prescribe a 400 mg dosage that patients take each day. For patients who are 17 years of age or older who have Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, doctors typically recommend between 200 mg to 400 mg once a day, while pediatric patients with Lennon-Gastaut Syndrome usually take between 5 mg and 25 mg once a day.
- Is Qudexy XR Easy to Get?
Yes! It is easy to get Qudexy XR at most pharmacies as long as you have a prescription. We make it simple to get the generic alternative, Topiramate, online with doctors in each state we work in. They can provide you a prescription right over the internet so you do not have to physically go into a doctor's office. We also have an ever-expanding list of acceptable insurance providers, and we're also happy to work with you if you don't have insurance.
When you create an account with us, you'll fill out some information about your medical and health history, take our healthcare assessment and our healthcare providers will determine if Topiramate is right for you.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Starting Qudexy XR?
Talk to your doctor before you start taking Qudexy XR to determine whether you have any allergies that could interact with the medication. They can help you find an alternative treatment method if you are allergic to certain chemicals in the drug. Also, tell your doctor about all of your current prescription and non-prescription medications that you take. Some medications might interact with Qudexy XR or lower its effectiveness.
You should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery when you first start taking Qudexy XR. This is because it could cause you to experience a slower reaction time, dizziness, or fatigue that could hinder your driving abilities. Once your body adjusts to Qudexy HR, you're less likely to get these symptoms, so you should be safe to drive. If you experience dizziness, loss of coordination, or fatigue for an extended period of time, contact your doctor. They might change your dosage or switch you to another medication that works better for you.
You should also make sure you are drinking enough water while you take Qudexy XR since it's possible that the drug could increase your risk of kidney stones. You should also limit your exposure to hot weather because you might sweat less while taking this drug, which could cause you to overheat.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects?
Qudexy XR has both common and uncommon side effects that you should be aware of before you start taking it. Some common side effects that you should watch out for include dizziness, drowsiness, lack of concentration, weight loss, nausea, temporary redness on your face and neck, abdominal pain, irregular menstruation, fever, numbness, or increased nervousness and anxious behavior. You might experience mild forms of these symptoms, though they usually don't last long. If you do feel like they are affecting your daily life, consult your doctor to find a better treatment method.
There are also other symptoms you might experience, although they are rare. These include kidney stones, bruising of the skin, hair loss, nosebleeds, depression, constipation, dry mouth, gum inflammation, urinary tract impaction, and loss of taste. If you experience these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately. They can help you find another medication that treats your condition without these more severe symptoms.
- Can I Take Qudexy XR With Other Medications?
Yes, there are certain medications that you can take with Qudexy XR. Be sure to get confirmation from your doctor about which medications do not interact well with, or inhibit the effects of Qudexy XR. Typically, medications that include sodium or potassium channel blockers, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, and lacosamide are not recommended for use with Qudexy XR. Qudexy XR can also affect the way estrogen works in birth control pills. You should also talk with your healthcare provider if you're already taking a migraine-prevention medication or an antidepressant.
- Is There a Generic Version of Qudexy XR?
The generic version of Qudexy XR is Topiramate, which is what we carry. Topiramate comes in the same dosages as Qudexy HR and has the same effects. By offering Topiramate, we help you save on prescription costs while providing the same treatment. We can also send Topiramate directly to your door, saving you a trip to the pharmacy.
- Can I Use Qudexy XR for Weight Loss?
No, you should not use Qudexy XR for weight loss. Although weight loss is a potential side effect of the medication, its main purpose is to help people with epilepsy or those who suffer from migraines. If you are looking to lose weight, consult your doctor about other treatment methods.
- Why Does Qudexy XR Cause Some People to Lose Weight?
Qudexy XR typically causes some of its users to lose weight because certain side effects include a temporary loss of taste, decreased appetite, and nausea. These in combination could contribute to someone losing interest in food or feeling unable to eat, though the symptoms don't usually last long.
- When Will I Start Feeling Better After Using Qudexy XR?
You could start seeing a decrease in migraines or epileptic behaviors within the first few weeks of using Qudexy XR. Your doctor will most likely start you on a small dosage before increasing it gradually so that your body can adapt to it. This also helps minimize severe symptoms. In some cases, it might take two to three months for Qudexy XR to fully work. If you're still experiencing migraines after a few months, consult with your healthcare provider to see if you need to increase your dosage.
- Is There a Difference Between Qudexy XR and Topamax?
Topamax and Qudexy XR both use Topiramate as the active ingredient, but there are a couple of small differences. Qudexy XR is an extended-release pill while Topamax is an immediate-release pill. The inactive ingredients are also slightly different, but this has no effect on the drug. Trokendi XR is another Topiramate-based extended-release pill on the market. You can ask your healthcare provider about whether the extended-release or immediate-release version is right for you.
- Does Qudexy XR Affect Birth Control?
Qudexy XR could potentially change the effectiveness of your birth control since it can make the estrogen in the pills less effective. Before you start taking Qudexy XR, talk to your doctor about the brand of birth control you currently use to determine whether or not it would be affected by new medication. We offer a variety of birth control options, so we can help you find one that works well with Topiramate.
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