Review: could Topamax cause Weight Loss?


Summary

Weight loss is found among people who take Topamax, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 22,767 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 238 have Weight loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss and more.

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Topamax

Topamax has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from Topamax 24,312 users)

Weight Loss

Weight loss has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, drug ineffective, diarrhea, malaise, fatigue (latest reports from 19,181 Weight loss patients).

On Jul, 26, 2016

22,767 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax.
Among them, 238 people (1.05%) have Weight Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Topamax cause Weight loss?

Time on Topamax when people have Weight Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.81 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.81 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 40.74 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.93 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.7 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 82.35 %
  • male: 17.65 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.46 %
  • 10-19: 5.48 %
  • 20-29: 9.13 %
  • 30-39: 24.66 %
  • 40-49: 39.73 %
  • 50-59: 19.18 %
  • 60+: 1.37 %

Severity if Weight Loss when taking Topamax **:

  • least: 25.0 %
  • moderate: 31.25 %
  • severe: 43.75 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Weight Loss **:

  • while on drug: 18.18 %
  • after off the drug: 18.18 %
  • not yet: 63.64 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (78 people)
  • Depression (66 people)
  • Anxiety (34 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (28 people)
  • Insomnia (23 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (134 people)
  • Risperdal (69 people)
  • Zyprexa (61 people)
  • Abilify (57 people)
  • Lexapro (55 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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