Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Counselling Tip Of The Day.

Found this in the official prescribing information for Topamax while looking something up:

Other adverse reactions that occurred in more than 1% of adults treated with 200 to 400 mg of TOPAMAX® in placebo-controlled epilepsy trials but with equal or greater frequency in the placebo group were headache, injury, anxiety, rash, pain, convulsions aggravated, coughing, fever, diarrhea, vomiting, muscle weakness, insomnia, personality disorder, dysmenorrhea, upper respiratory tract infection, and eye pain

So.....100% is greater than 1%. I guess that means every person coming to the counter with a Topamax dose over 200mg a day gets told there could be a 100% chance this shit's gonna happen to them.

Thanks for clearing that up Janssen.


Anonymous said...

That gives me eye pain just thinking about it. Oy.

wiley said...

Paranoid, schizoid--- better than 1% with Topamax OR placebo?

This looks like the result of a study that should have been shit canned.

Anonymous said...

What's all the promo about Narcan in a nasal dosage form? I've seen two articles in my local fish wrapper about how people in other states are saved or could be saved from an opiate overdose if Narcan nasal was available OTC, and another article about how many babies in other cities are born while undergoing opiate withdrawal. Sorry. Decriminalizing marijuana is NOT the answer, nor is stuffing the Big House with crack addicts (or their pushers) in the Big House. E.R. docs writing Lortab or Vicodin for every little boo-boo is part of the problem, as well as not enough active work for those who get out of doing anything of consequence. Where are all these public works and road projects? By golly!