Topamax and Weight gain - from FDA reports
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. This review analyzes which people have Weight gain with Topamax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 34,877 people who have side effects when taking Topamax from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Sep, 21, 2017
34,877 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax.
Among them, 1,158 people (3.32%) have Weight gain
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Topamax when people have Weight gain *:
- < 1 month: 25.4 %
- 1 - 6 months: 15.87 %
- 6 - 12 months: 9.52 %
- 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
- 2 - 5 years: 26.98 %
- 5 - 10 years: 6.35 %
- 10+ years: 1.59 %
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Topamax *:
- female: 83.33 %
- male: 16.67 %
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Topamax *:
- 0-1: 0.71 %
- 2-9: 1.54 %
- 10-19: 4.5 %
- 20-29: 12.19 %
- 30-39: 19.88 %
- 40-49: 30.3 %
- 50-59: 21.66 %
- 60+: 9.23 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Depression (195 people, 16.84%)
- Bipolar Disorder (182 people, 15.72%)
- Stress And Anxiety (113 people, 9.76%)
- Pain (96 people, 8.29%)
- Sleep Disorder (94 people, 8.12%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Seroquel (248 people, 21.42%)
- Zyprexa (161 people, 13.90%)
- Xanax (146 people, 12.61%)
- Cymbalta (139 people, 12.00%)
- Klonopin (135 people, 11.66%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Fatigue (164 people, 14.16%)
- Depression (161 people, 13.90%)
- Nausea (157 people, 13.56%)
- Drug Ineffective (145 people, 12.52%)
- Dizziness (144 people, 12.44%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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