Review: could Topamax cause Weight Gain?


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 2 - 5 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression . We study 22,655 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 893 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 24,310 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with muscle aches, abdominal pain, memory loss, fatigue, oedema peripheral (latest reports from 74,831 Weight gain patients).

On Jul, 28, 2016

22,655 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax.
Among them, 893 people (3.94%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Topamax cause Weight gain?

Time on Topamax when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 17.82 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.78 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.92 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.85 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 28.71 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.93 %
  • 10+ years: 1.98 %

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

  • female: 83.33 %
  • male: 16.67 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.56 %
  • 2-9: 1.26 %
  • 10-19: 4.21 %
  • 20-29: 11.94 %
  • 30-39: 24.3 %
  • 40-49: 28.79 %
  • 50-59: 22.19 %
  • 60+: 6.74 %

Severity if Weight Gain when taking Topamax **:

  • least: 2.38 %
  • moderate: 42.86 %
  • severe: 47.62 %
  • most severe: 7.14 %

How people recovered from Weight Gain **:

  • while on drug: 6.67 %
  • after off the drug: 26.67 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (168 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (147 people)
  • Anxiety (90 people)
  • Migraine (81 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (72 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (216 people)
  • Zyprexa (134 people)
  • Xanax (117 people)
  • Klonopin (111 people)
  • Lexapro (102 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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