This section highlights some of the properties of each medication. It does not provide complete information and is not meant to be a substitute for the package inserts or other drug reference sources used by clinicians. For patient information about these and other drugs, the National Library of Medicine provides MedlinePlus (http://medlineplus.gov). Whether or not a medication should be prescribed and in what amount is a matter between individuals and their health care providers. The prescribing information provided in the attachments section is not a substitute for a provider’s judgment in an individual circumstance, and the NIH accepts no liability or responsibility for use of the information with regard to particular patients. Also note that while topiramate may be prescribed "off-label" by a physician, it has not yet been approved for the treatment of alcohol dependence by the FDA.

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