Review: could Topamax cause Weight gain - unintentional?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 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, 834 have Weight gain - unintentional. Find out who they are, when they have Weight gain - unintentional 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, epilepsy. Commonly reported side effects of Topamax include headache, nausea, nausea aggravated, convulsion, convulsion prophylaxis.
Weight gain - unintentional
Weight gain - unintentional (latest reports from 513,416 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, acupuncture and pain.
On Feb, 28, 2014: 21,413 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 786 people (3.67%) have Weight Gain - Unintentional.
Time on Topamax when people have Weight gain - unintentional * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain - unintentional||20.73%||25.61%||9.76%||13.41%||28.05%||1.22%||1.22% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain - unintentional when taking Topamax * :
|Weight gain - unintentional||83.33%||16.67% |
Age of people who have Weight gain - unintentional when taking Topamax * :
|Weight gain - unintentional||0.72%||1.15%||4.44%||11.89%||24.93%||28.51%||22.35%||6.02% |
Severity of Weight gain - unintentional when taking Topamax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain - unintentional||3.23%||45.16%||48.39%||3.23% |
How people recovered from Weight gain - unintentional ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain - unintentional||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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