Review: could Topamax cause Weight gain?
We study 22,476 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 836 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Topamax (latest outcomes from 24,488 users) has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine.
Weight gain (latest reports from 527,097 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Jul, 13, 2014: 22,476 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 836 people (3.72%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.16% of all the 526,585 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.
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||20.00%||24.71%||9.41%||12.94%||28.24%||2.35%||2.35% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Topamax * :
|Weight gain||83.14%||16.86% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Topamax * :
|Weight gain||0.67%||1.34%||4.16%||11.81%||23.76%||30.07%||21.34%||6.85% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Topamax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||2.94%||44.12%||50.00%||2.94% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||14.29%||28.57%||57.14% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (195 people, 23.33%)
- Bipolar disorder (183 people, 21.89%)
- Sleep disorder (110 people, 13.16%)
- Anxiety (101 people, 12.08%)
- Migraine (85 people, 10.17%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (251 people, 30.02%)
- Zyprexa (153 people, 18.30%)
- Klonopin (137 people, 16.39%)
- Neurontin (129 people, 15.43%)
- Nexium (125 people, 14.95%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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.
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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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