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Review: could Topamax cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?

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 22,540 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 838 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Topamax

Topamax (latest outcomes from 24,570 users) has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine.

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Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 75,856 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

Trend of Weight gain reports

On Nov, 13, 2014: 22,540 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 838 people (3.72%) have Weight Gain.

Trend of Weight gain in Topamax reports

Time on Topamax when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain19.54%24.14%9.20%13.79%27.59%3.45%2.30%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain83.17%16.83%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.67%1.34%4.15%11.78%23.69%30.25%21.29%6.83%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Topamax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain2.78%44.44%47.22%5.56%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain11.11%33.33%55.56%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (195 people, 23.27%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (183 people, 21.84%)
  3. Sleep disorder (110 people, 13.13%)
  4. Anxiety (101 people, 12.05%)
  5. Migraine (87 people, 10.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (251 people, 29.95%)
  2. Zyprexa (153 people, 18.26%)
  3. Klonopin (137 people, 16.35%)
  4. Neurontin (129 people, 15.39%)
  5. Nexium (125 people, 14.92%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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