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Review: could Carbamazepine cause Weight gain?

We study 15,457 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

Carbamazepine (latest outcomes from 15,838 users) has active ingredients of carbamazepine. It is often used in epilepsy.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 527,626 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 15,457 people reported to have side effects when taking Carbamazepine. Among them, 195 people (1.26%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.04% of all the 527,419 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Carbamazepine reports

Time on Carbamazepine when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain45.00%25.00%5.00%15.00%5.00%5.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Carbamazepine * :

FemaleMale
Weight gain66.96%33.04%

Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Carbamazepine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain1.68%1.68%5.03%12.85%25.70%16.20%17.32%19.55%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Carbamazepine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain33.33%33.33%0.00%33.33%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (33 people, 16.92%)
  2. Anxiety (27 people, 13.85%)
  3. Epilepsy (27 people, 13.85%)
  4. Schizophrenia (22 people, 11.28%)
  5. Depression (19 people, 9.74%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (51 people, 26.15%)
  2. Zyprexa (41 people, 21.03%)
  3. Clonazepam (27 people, 13.85%)
  4. Lithium carbonate (16 people, 8.21%)
  5. Cogentin (16 people, 8.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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