RARE SIDE EFFECT OF TOPIRAMATE - A CASE REPORT
Topiramate (sulfamate-substituted monosaccharide) is a broad spectrum newer anti-convulsant. It is also used in prophylaxis of migraine, cluster headache, bipolar affective disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, postherpetic neuralgia, relapse prevention in alcohol dependence syndrome, add on treatment for antipsychotic-induced weight gain. Acute Myopia and angle-closure glaucoma are some of the rare side effects of topiramate. This case highlights the development of myopia in a middle-aged patient with alcohol dependence syndrome while he was on topiramate therapy.
KEYWORDS: Topiramate, alcohol dependence syndrome, angle-closure glaucoma, myopia.
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