Migraine prevention medicine may help you get more days in the picture
There is no cure for migraine headaches. The good news is that there are migraine medicines that can reduce the frequency of migraine. Studies show that about 40% of adults with migraine are candidates for preventive therapy, yet only about 12% of adults with migraine take migraine prevention medicine.
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Consider once-a-day Trokendi XR (topiramate) if you are taking twice-a-day Topamax (topiramate). Both medicines offer the same daily dose of topiramate, but . . .
- Trokendi XR (topiramate) delivers topiramate for a full 24 hours in just 1 dose a day
- Many people may find it easier to remember to take their topiramate medicine once a day rather than twice a day
A relatively steady delivery of topiramate in your bloodstream over 24 hours is important. When the level of medicine in your body fluctuates because you missed a dose or took too much medicine, you may not have appropriate coverage during the high peaks and low drops. At these times, you may be at greater risk for migraine symptoms or topiramate side effects while you are going about your day.
Just 1 dose a day—Switching to once-a-day Trokendi XR (topiramate) from twice-a-day topiramate is simple
Example for patients switching to once-a-day Trokendi XR (topiramate)†
Tablets and capsule shown are not actual size.
†Recommended dose of Trokendi XR (topiramate) for migraine prevention is 100 mg/day.