Review: could Topamax cause Weight gain?
We study 22,500 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 24,513 users) has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine.
Weight gain (latest reports from 527,626 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Aug, 12, 2014: 22,488 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 527,407 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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