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 22,595 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 840 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Topamax has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from 24,623 Topamax users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,623 Weight gain patients)
On Mar, 14, 2015: 22,595 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 840 people (3.72%) 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||19.10%||24.72%||8.99%||14.61%||26.97%||3.37%||2.25% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Topamax * :
|Weight gain||83.21%||16.79% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Topamax * :
|Weight gain||0.67%||1.34%||4.14%||11.88%||23.63%||30.31%||21.23%||6.81% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Topamax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||2.63%||42.11%||47.37%||7.89% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||9.09%||27.27%||63.64% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (197 people, 23.45%)
- Bipolar disorder (183 people, 21.79%)
- Sleep disorder (110 people, 13.10%)
- Anxiety (101 people, 12.02%)
- Migraine (88 people, 10.48%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (251 people, 29.88%)
- Zyprexa (153 people, 18.21%)
- Klonopin (137 people, 16.31%)
- Neurontin (129 people, 15.36%)
- Nexium (125 people, 14.88%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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