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

We study 22,500 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 24,533 users) has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 527,968 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 22,500 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • How bad is it to be on this meds for so long

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  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • I lost the weight I gained on tegratol. After 5 years on topamax I started gaining the weight back. I went from 115 to 160. The tegratol does put my seizures under control.

    Reply

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • I know that methadone can cause nodding. I am way beyond that stage of MMT though. I can admit that at certain points I was a horrible patient! I used everything under the sun to supplement getting high. I've been on doses of 345mgs, 230mgs, Split doses, Liquid, & Tablets. I've been on the dose I'm at now which is a split dose & the lowest dose I have been on, for well over 1 year. I have had clean drug tests I don't use any illegal drugs, I don't drink.

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