Topamax and Weight loss - from FDA reports


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 6 - 12 months, also take medication Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 31,957 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA. Among them, 228 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 35,600 users)

Weight Loss

Weight loss has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 27,753 Weight loss patients).

On Jan, 23, 2017

31,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax.
Among them, 228 people (0.71%) have Weight Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Topamax cause Weight loss?

Time on Topamax when people have Weight Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 10 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 30 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 30 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 10 %

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

  • female: 81.06 %
  • male: 18.94 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.01 %
  • 10-19: 5.56 %
  • 20-29: 6.57 %
  • 30-39: 24.75 %
  • 40-49: 38.38 %
  • 50-59: 21.21 %
  • 60+: 2.53 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (79 people, 34.65%)
  • Depression (62 people, 27.19%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (39 people, 17.11%)
  • Sleep Disorder (30 people, 13.16%)
  • Insomnia (22 people, 9.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (138 people, 60.53%)
  • Risperdal (73 people, 32.02%)
  • Zyprexa (61 people, 26.75%)
  • Abilify (59 people, 25.88%)
  • Lexapro (57 people, 25.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes (80 people, 35.09%)
  • Diabetes (79 people, 34.65%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (73 people, 32.02%)
  • High Blood Pressure (48 people, 21.05%)
  • Depression (46 people, 20.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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