Review: could Tegretol cause Weight gain?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 3, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 23,839 people who take Tegretol. Among them, 524 have Weight gain. See who they are, when they have Weight gain and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Tegretol (latest outcomes from 24,763 users) has active ingredients of carbamazepine. It is often used in epilepsy, seizures. Commonly reported side effects of Tegretol include convulsion, convulsion prophylaxis, fever, rashes, dizziness.
Weight gain (latest reports from 506,663 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, acupuncture and pain.
On Feb, 23, 2014: 23,100 people reported to have side effects when taking Tegretol. Among them, 512 people (2.22%) 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||45.10%||29.41%||5.88%||5.88%||7.84%||1.96%||3.92% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Tegretol * :
|Weight gain||67.05%||32.95% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Tegretol * :
|Weight gain||0.61%||3.47%||9.39%||13.47%||13.88%||27.14%||18.98%||13.06% |
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 (89 people, 17.38%)
- Bipolar disorder (66 people, 12.89%)
- Convulsion (58 people, 11.33%)
- Epilepsy (46 people, 8.98%)
- Sleep disorder (40 people, 7.81%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zyprexa (140 people, 27.34%)
- Seroquel (100 people, 19.53%)
- Tegretol-xr (76 people, 14.84%)
- Klonopin (75 people, 14.65%)
- Depakote (70 people, 13.67%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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