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Review: could Tegretol cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Tegretol, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zyprexa, and have Depression.

We study 23,927 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.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 23,859 people reported to have side effects when taking Tegretol. Among them, 524 people (2.20%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.10% of all the 520,707 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Tegretol reports

Time on Tegretol when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain43.40%28.30%5.66%5.66%7.55%1.89%7.55%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain67.90%32.10%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.60%3.43%9.27%13.31%13.71%26.81%19.96%12.90%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Tegretol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%33.33%33.33%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. Depression (90 people, 17.18%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (68 people, 12.98%)
  3. Convulsion (58 people, 11.07%)
  4. Epilepsy (46 people, 8.78%)
  5. Sleep disorder (41 people, 7.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zyprexa (142 people, 27.10%)
  2. Seroquel (104 people, 19.85%)
  3. Tegretol-xr (76 people, 14.50%)
  4. Klonopin (75 people, 14.31%)
  5. Depakote (73 people, 13.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • 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.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • I was wondering if all of these together could have an adverse effect on my liver?

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • 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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