Topamax and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Topamax, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression . We study 31,957 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA. Among them, 1,093 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Topamax

Topamax has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from Topamax 35,590 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,286 Weight gain patients).

On Jan, 22, 2017

31,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax.
Among them, 1,093 people (3.42%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Topamax cause Weight gain?

Time on Topamax when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 30.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 30.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.67 %
  • 10+ years: 3.33 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Topamax *:

  • female: 83.22 %
  • male: 16.78 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Topamax *:

  • 0-1: 0.74 %
  • 2-9: 1.6 %
  • 10-19: 4.68 %
  • 20-29: 12.32 %
  • 30-39: 19.83 %
  • 40-49: 30.3 %
  • 50-59: 21.8 %
  • 60+: 8.74 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (188 people, 17.20%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (178 people, 16.29%)
  • Migraine (127 people, 11.62%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (108 people, 9.88%)
  • Sleep Disorder (92 people, 8.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (240 people, 21.96%)
  • Zyprexa (160 people, 14.64%)
  • Xanax (137 people, 12.53%)
  • Klonopin (132 people, 12.08%)
  • Cymbalta (125 people, 11.44%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (154 people, 14.09%)
  • Depression (152 people, 13.91%)
  • Nausea (147 people, 13.45%)
  • Dizziness (142 people, 12.99%)
  • Diabetes (141 people, 12.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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