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Topamax, or Topiramate, is a drug produced by Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to help prevent migraines. Since approval, over 4 million people have taken Topamax, and its producer claims the drug is the number one most prescribed migraine prevention brand in the U.S. Some side effects of Topamax include numbness and tingling, fatigue, taste change, weight loss, and difficulty concentrating. On March 4, 2011, the FDA issued a warning to patients stating those who took Topamax while pregnant have an increased risk of giving birth to a child with birth defects, such as a cleft lip or cleft palate. If you took Topamax while pregnant, and gave birth to a child who suffered from a birth defect, you and your child may be entitled to compensation. To find out your legal options contact an experienced Topamax attorney today.