Review: could Carbamazepine cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
Summary: Weight gain is found among people who take Carbamazepine, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder.
We study 15,481 people who have side effects while taking Carbamazepine from FDA and social media. Among them, 195 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Carbamazepine has active ingredients of carbamazepine. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 15,865 Carbamazepine users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,592 Weight gain patients)
On Mar, 3, 2015: 15,481 people reported to have side effects when taking Carbamazepine. Among them, 195 people (1.26%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Carbamazepine when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||45.00%||25.00%||5.00%||15.00%||5.00%||5.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Carbamazepine * :
|Weight gain||66.96%||33.04% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Carbamazepine * :
|Weight gain||1.68%||1.68%||5.03%||12.85%||25.70%||16.20%||17.32%||19.55% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Carbamazepine ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||33.33%||33.33%||0.00%||33.33% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (33 people, 16.92%)
- Anxiety (27 people, 13.85%)
- Epilepsy (27 people, 13.85%)
- Schizophrenia (22 people, 11.28%)
- Depression (19 people, 9.74%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (51 people, 26.15%)
- Zyprexa (41 people, 21.03%)
- Clonazepam (27 people, 13.85%)
- Lithium carbonate (16 people, 8.21%)
- Cogentin (16 people, 8.21%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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