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Review: could Tegretol cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
We study 23,968 people who have side effects while taking Tegretol from FDA and social media. Among them, 524 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Tegretol (latest outcomes from 24,827 users) has active ingredients of carbamazepine. It is often used in epilepsy.
Weight gain (latest reports from 528,152 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Oct, 26, 2014: 23,968 people reported to have side effects when taking Tegretol. Among them, 524 people (2.19%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Tegretol 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||43.40%||28.30%||5.66%||5.66%||7.55%||1.89%||7.55% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Tegretol * :
|Weight gain||67.90%||32.10% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Tegretol * :
|Weight gain||0.60%||3.43%||9.27%||13.31%||13.71%||26.81%||19.96%||12.90% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Tegretol ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||33.33%||33.33%||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 * :
- Depression (90 people, 17.18%)
- Bipolar disorder (68 people, 12.98%)
- Convulsion (58 people, 11.07%)
- Epilepsy (46 people, 8.78%)
- Sleep disorder (41 people, 7.82%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zyprexa (142 people, 27.10%)
- Seroquel (104 people, 19.85%)
- Tegretol-xr (76 people, 14.50%)
- Klonopin (75 people, 14.31%)
- Depakote (73 people, 13.93%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I started losing my hair more when I started taking the tramadol for pain. I have lost quite a bit of hair since then and started balding on the top of my head. I don't know if it is hormonal or from all the medication I am on because I know that can cause hair loss also. My hair is also limp and lifeless and I have gained about 15 pounds since being on the tramadol. It is the only medication that helps with my pain and chronic anxiety caused by the Cymbalta so I don't know what else to do.
axeman225 on Sep, 17, 2014:
Hi! I am a 26yr old male. I saw this and seems like we are taking the same meds and I wanted to compare. I have been on tramadol for almost 3 years for herniated discs from playing football. I recently have noticed and heard that long term use affects testosterone levels, so I got bloodwork done...turns out I am below range on all levels...which sucks because I am fit (or was) and pretty big. So my doc prescribed testim 1% 50mg/day (as of yesterday) and I wanted to see how it affected you along with takign the tramadol. I dont have hair issues, but I have had weight gain and general feminization due to loss of testosterone....so gross and sad for me. Idk if you are male or female...but I would love to hear what the combo has done for you. If anyone else can chime in it would be great. (fyi..tramadol is a low dose opiate agonist for pain; testim is testosterone gel)
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I was wondering if all of these together could have an adverse effect on my liver?
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christine bentley on Jul, 10, 2012:
If you are prescribed olanzipine and you do not have any actual disorder, does it cause disorders. I ask because the doctors, etc do not seem to know. can sleep deprivation cause similar symtoms which are then treated with psychotropic drugs which make symtoms worse? Is it worth destroying your health because you have sleep problems?
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