Trokendi XR is a prescription medication that helps prevent and treat migraines as well as partial seizures and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures in epileptic patients. Doctors also prescribe Trokendi XR to treat bipolar disorder, cluster headaches, and trigeminal neuralgia, which is a condition that affects the trigeminal nerve and cause chronic head pain. At Nurx™, we carry the generic version of Trokendi XR called Topiramate, which is equally safe and effective.
When you experience a migraine, your nerve cells send out pain signals. Topiramate, the active ingredient, helps calm your nerve cells, resulting in fewer or no migraines. Instead of treating migraine symptoms, Trokendi XR works to prevent them altogether.
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- How Is Trokendi XR Used?
Trokendi XR is a pill that you take once a day. Your dosage will vary depending on your condition and your doctor's recommendations. Typically, your doctor will start you off on a small dosage of the medication and slowly increase the dosage over time. This ensures that you will not experience heightened symptoms because your body adjusts to small amounts of the medication at a time.
You can take Trokendi XR at any time of the day so long as you take it around the same time every day. You don't need to take Trokendi XR with food, so you do not necessarily have to plan it around your meal schedule, but you should drink plenty of water when you take it.
- Is Trokendi XR Easy to Get?
Yes! Trokendi XR is easy to get, but it does require a prescription from your doctor. When you sign up for Nurx, you'll give us some information about your medical and health history, and we'll get you set up with one of our healthcare providers who will determine if Topiramate is right for you. They can provide a prescription right over the internet so you do not have to wait for an in-person appointment, and we'll ship your prescription right to your door in discreet packaging. We also accept many different insurance providers, and we are always expanding our list.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Starting Trokendi XR?
Always consult with your doctor before taking Trokendi XR. Let them know about any allergies you have and any underlying health conditions related to your kidneys, lungs, or bone strength, like osteoporosis. In addition, you should make sure to avoid consuming alcohol or marijuana while taking Trokendi XR. These substances could cause you to experience heightened dizziness or fatigue.
You should also try not to drive when you first start taking Trokendi XR. This will help you get used to the medication and potential side effects like dizziness, loss of coordination, or drowsiness. If you experience heightened symptoms that inhibit your ability to drive, talk with your doctor to figure out a better dosage or an alternative treatment method.
You should also make sure you drink plenty of water and limit your exposure to hot weather. This is because Trokendi XR may cause you to sweat less, which prevents your body from cooling down properly.
If you are pregnant or plan to get pregnant, be sure to consult with your doctor about whether or not Trokendi XR is right for you.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects?
Trokendi XR has a few potential side effects that you could experience, like nausea, reduced sense of taste, weight loss, dizziness, fatigue, paresthesia (tingling) in the legs or arms, lack of concentration, or mood swings.
You should also look out for other rare side effects when on Trokendi XR. Though highly uncommon, Trokendi XR has the potential to cause kidney stones in some cases. This is because it can potentially increase the acid levels in your blood. If you begin experiencing heightened feelings of anxiety, depression, insomnia, panic attacks, or suicidal thoughts, contact your doctor right away. Although uncommon, these symptoms can occur and can easily be fixed by switching medications or changing your dosage.
- Can I Take Trokendi XR With Other Medications?
You can take Trokendi XR with certain other medications. It is typically used in conjunction with other medications that help treat epileptic seizures in children and adults. If you take Trokendi XR to prevent migraines, you may still need to take medication to treat migraines should they occur.
There are a few types of medications that you should avoid. Typically, depressants like antihistamines, allergy medications, pain relievers, sleep medications, and certain cold medications can contribute to more heightened symptoms. In particular, these medications can contribute to enhanced drowsiness and lack of focus.
To make sure a specific medication is okay to use while taking Trokendi XR, talk with your doctor. They will be able to give you a well-informed answer and determine how your dosage of Trokendi XR could potentially interact with other medications.
- Can I Crush Trokendi XR Pills over Food or Beverages?
No, you should not crush Trokendi XR pills because it can cause the drug in the pill to be released all at once. Further, you have a higher chance of experiencing symptoms rather than if it was slowly released through digestion. Always swallow Trokendi XR whole with water or another nonalcoholic beverage.
- Can Trokendi XR Cause Acne?
There is no direct evidence linking acne to Trokendi XR users. If you have a history of acne or worry about the potential for Trokendi XR to cause breakouts, consult with your doctor. They can help you determine whether or not you might experience breakouts as a result and may be able to prescribe you topical or oral acne medication to prevent them.
- Is Trokendi XR the Same as Topiramate?
Yes, Trokendi XR is the same as Topiramate. The only difference is that Trokendi XR is the name-brand version and Topiramate is the generic version. You can find the same dosage options in each version. We only offer Topiramate, which can help you save on prescription costs.
- Can I Stop Taking Trokendi XR or Change My Dosage on My Own?
No, you should not stop taking Topiramate or change your dosage without consulting a doctor. If you stop taking Trokendi XR abruptly, then you could start getting migraines, and changing your dosage without a doctor consultation could result in heightened symptoms. If you have any questions or concerns about your dosage or if you experience new symptoms, call your healthcare provider who can help you switch to a new medication.
- Does Trokendi XR Affect Birth Control?
While not common, Trokendi XR can potentially affect the quality of your birth control. Your doctor should be able to help you determine which birth control medications will work best with your new medication. We offer several different birth control options, and we work with multiple insurance providers, so we can help you find a birth control method that doesn't interact with Topiramate.
- When Will I Start Seeing Results From Using Trokendi XR?
You could start seeing results after taking Topiramate for a month. Most people usually see consistent results after about two to three months of use. You usually work your way up to a full dose of Topiramate, and it can take some time for your body to adjust to the medication. For migraine prevention, you'll probably experience fewer and fewer migraines until you reach your full daily dosage. For epilepsy, this usually means you will experience fewer to no seizures during this time. However, if you still are not seeing results after one month of use, contact your doctor. You might just need a stronger dose or other medication.
- What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?
Typically, you should take the dose as soon as you realize you missed your last dose; however, if you are within six hours of taking the next dose, simply wait to take it. You should never double up your dosage to compensate for the missed one. Regardless, consult with your doctor to determine the healthiest option. You should also contact your doctor if you miss two doses in a row.
- How Does Nurx Work?
Nurx is a telehealth platform offering easy online access to doctors and seamless delivery of medications. No more time-consuming trips to the clinic and no more frantic pharmacy runs. We put you in control of your own health, empowering you to get the care you need, when you need it. From diagnosis to delivery of prescriptions, we make every part of getting healthy and staying healthy, better.For more information and to signup, visit www.nurx.com and follow us @nurxapp on Twitter and Instagram.