How should I take Topamax (topiramate)?

You should take Topamax exactly as directed by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food. The tablets should be swallowed whole (not chewed or crushed). The capsule can be swallowed whole or broken open and its contents can be sprinkled on about one teaspoon of nearly any soft food, like rice, ice cream, applesauce, custard, pudding or yogurt. Dosage for this drug is usually increased gradually, so for the first week you may only be taking one pill once a day. Over time, you likely will take one pill in the morning and one pill in the evening. This medicine should be taken at approximately the same times each day.

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