Clinical research shows that the anti-seizure medication known as Topamax can have an astonishingly negative effect on your sex drive — as in completely take it away.

Topamax, made by drug giant Johnson & Johnson, is a Category D anti-convulsion medication that is prescribed to help prevent seizures. The drug, which also is used to treat migraines, is known to cause various side effects, including birth defects in babies whose mothers take the drug while pregnant. Some of those side effects include oral clefts, cleft palate, congenital heart defects and lung and brain defects.

Pregnant women are not the only patients who need to keep an eye out for potential side effects. The toll this drug can take on your sex drive may also leave some people preferring not to take it as well. The sexual side effects include lower or diminished sexual libido, premature ejaculation and impotence. This information alone isn’t new; however, many people do not understand the specific risks involved with each patient.

The clinical studies that showed Topamax’s sexual effects were as follows: 3 percent of patients using the drug for seizures experienced diminished libido against the 2 percent of patients using it for treating migraines; 3 percent of men taking the drug for epilepsy experienced premature ejaculation against while none experienced it when taking it for migraines; and 1 percent of men who took the drug for epilepsy experienced impotence while again none became impotent when using the drug for migraines. While these risks seem low, they wouldn’t be for those in the 2-3 percentiles.

The fact that Topamax may be bad for your sex drive hardly compares to the dangers the poses to babies of pregnant women, which is why anyone whose children were born with birth defects after the mother took Topamax during pregnancy should contact Greg Jones today for a free consultation. I am experienced at fighting for the victims of Topamax birth defects and may be able to get you compensated for your injuries.