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Who should not take Topamax (topiramate)?

Topamax (topiramate) should not be taken during pregnancy and used with caution while breastfeeding. Several medical conditions can become worse with while taking Topamax and should be used with caution. These conditions include kidney and liver conditions and glaucoma. The drug also is known to cause suicidal thoughts or unusual changes in mood or behavior. If you have mental health conditions, make sure your doctor is aware before taking this medication. As with all drugs, carefully weigh available information, quality of life decisions and your doctor's advice.

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