Topamax May Alter Effectiveness Of Birth Control Pills

Recent reports indicate that in addition to problems such as cleft palates and cleft lip from taking Topamax, Topamax may cause oral contraceptives to lose their effectiveness.

Topamax (topiramate) is a popular migraine and seizure medication that has been recently revised by the FDA as a “Class D” pregnancy drug – i.e. one where significant evidence exists that the drug may cause harm to a fetus during pregnancy. Now, combined with evidence that Topamax may render certain birth control ineffective, physicians are urged to inform patients of the danger of Topamax and oral contraceptive interactions.

In addition to the potential for birth defects, patients taking Topamax have developed eye disorders such as glaucoma and acute myopia.

If you are taking or have taken Topamax and have experienced any adverse side effects, as Albuquerque dangerous drug attorneys, we urge you to visit a physician. For more information, please contact our knowledgeable Albuquerque personal injury attorneys at the Branch Law Firm to ensure you receive the help you deserve.