Review: could Vimpat cause Weight Loss - Unintentional?


Summary

Weight loss - unintentional is found among people who take Vimpat, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Keppra, and have Epilepsy . We study 1,896 people who have side effects while taking Vimpat from FDA and social media. Among them, 46 have Weight loss - unintentional. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss - unintentional and more.

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Vimpat

Vimpat has active ingredients of lacosamide. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Vimpat 1,990 users)

Weight Loss - Unintentional

Weight loss - unintentional has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, diarrhea, weight loss (latest reports from 89,686 Weight loss - unintentional patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

1,896 people reported to have side effects when taking Vimpat.
Among them, 46 people (2.43%) have Weight Loss - Unintentional


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vimpat cause Weight loss - unintentional?

Time on Vimpat when people have Weight Loss - Unintentional *:

  • < 1 month: 58.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.33 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Loss - Unintentional when taking Vimpat *:

  • female: 61.36 %
  • male: 38.64 %

Age of people who have Weight Loss - Unintentional when taking Vimpat *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 8.82 %
  • 20-29: 11.76 %
  • 30-39: 20.59 %
  • 40-49: 14.71 %
  • 50-59: 29.41 %
  • 60+: 14.71 %

Severity if Weight Loss - Unintentional when taking Vimpat **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (13 people)
  • Pregnancy (4 people)
  • Partial Seizures (4 people)
  • Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy (4 people)
  • Myoclonic Epilepsy (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Keppra (14 people)
  • Topamax (11 people)
  • Folic Acid (7 people)
  • Zonegran (5 people)
  • Lamictal (5 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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