Review: could Topamax cause Weight gain?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 28, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 21,413 people who take Topamax. Among them, 786 have Weight gain. See who they are, when they have Weight gain and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Topamax (latest outcomes from 24,399 users) has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine, migraine with aura. Commonly reported side effects of Topamax include headache, nausea, nausea aggravated, convulsion, convulsion prophylaxis.
Weight gain (latest reports from 506,558 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, acupuncture and pain.
On Feb, 21, 2014: 21,362 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 786 people (3.68%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Topamax when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||20.73%||25.61%||9.76%||13.41%||28.05%||1.22%||1.22% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Topamax * :
|Weight gain||83.33%||16.67% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Topamax * :
|Weight gain||0.72%||1.15%||4.44%||11.89%||24.93%||28.51%||22.35%||6.02% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Topamax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||3.23%||45.16%||48.39%||3.23% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||25.00%||50.00%||25.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (188 people, 23.92%)
- Bipolar disorder (171 people, 21.76%)
- Sleep disorder (100 people, 12.72%)
- Anxiety (96 people, 12.21%)
- Migraine (79 people, 10.05%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (234 people, 29.77%)
- Zyprexa (148 people, 18.83%)
- Klonopin (133 people, 16.92%)
- Neurontin (126 people, 16.03%)
- Xanax (120 people, 15.27%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (10 months ago):
I continue to gain weight. I was 115 last year, took lithium 1 mo, zyprexa 2 and seroquil 3 and gained 70 ish lbs. Obgyn just had to put me on 9 day course of provera. I'm now 193 as of today. In between, with diet and exercise weight continued to increase. Didn't list because no longer taking the drugs that caused most weight gain.
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I have a tendency to want to sleep all day if I don't have anything to do and if I just sit at home all day. I would rather do that then do anything around my house. It's almost like a boredom that I can't snap out of.
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I have even been taking phentaramine for weight loss and am steadily gaining.
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