Topiramate use broadened

The licensed indications for topiramate (Topamax) in the UK have been broadened to ensure consistency with other European countries.

In epilepsy, Topamax monotherapy is now indicated for long-standing (as well as newly diagnosed) epilepsy and adjunctive therapy is no longer restricted to patients who are inadequately controlled on conventional first-line agents.

In migraine, treatment can now be initiated outside specialist care and no longer requires six-monthly review. In addition, prophylactic use of the drug can be considered regardless of the number and severity of migraines.

View Topamax drug record

Further information: Janssen-Cilag

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