Review: Weight gain - unintentional in Topamax
(By eHealthMe on Nov, 24, 2013)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
This is a review of Weight gain - unintentional (Weight increased) by studying 21,276 people who take Topamax. We analyze: the time on Topamax when people have Weight gain - unintentional, gender and age of these people, the severity of Weight gain - unintentional, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Topamax. The review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Topamax (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine, migraine with aura. Commonly reported side effects of Topamax include nausea, nausea aggravated, convulsion, convulsion prophylaxis, headache.
Weight gain - unintentional
Weight gain - unintentional has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Nov, 24, 2013: 21,254 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 786 people (3.70%) 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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