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Review: could Vimpat cause Weight loss - unintentional (Weight Decreased)?

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 1,913 people who have side effects while taking Vimpat from FDA and social media. Among them, 45 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 2,069 Vimpat users)

Weight loss - unintentional

Weight loss - unintentional has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 91,556 Weight loss - unintentional patients)

On Feb, 1, 2015: 1,909 people reported to have side effects when taking Vimpat. Among them, 45 people (2.36%) have Weight Loss - Unintentional.

Trend of Weight loss - unintentional in Vimpat reports

Time on Vimpat when people have Weight loss - unintentional * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight loss - unintentional66.67%27.78%0.00%0.00%0.00%5.56%0.00%

Gender of people who have Weight loss - unintentional when taking Vimpat * :

FemaleMale
Weight loss - unintentional66.04%33.96%

Age of people who have Weight loss - unintentional when taking Vimpat * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight loss - unintentional0.00%0.00%11.63%9.30%20.93%13.95%23.26%20.93%

Severity of Weight loss - unintentional when taking Vimpat ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight loss - unintentional0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight loss - unintentional ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (15 people, 33.33%)
  2. Convulsion (6 people, 13.33%)
  3. Partial seizures (6 people, 13.33%)
  4. Renal failure (4 people, 8.89%)
  5. Foetal exposure during pregnancy (4 people, 8.89%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Keppra (18 people, 40.00%)
  2. Topamax (12 people, 26.67%)
  3. Folic acid (11 people, 24.44%)
  4. Nexium (7 people, 15.56%)
  5. Lamictal (6 people, 13.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I was diagnosed with Chronic HBV in 2012. The original viral count was 100 copies. It slowly went up to 12K copies early this year. I saw 2 specialists and one told me it's the right time to take Viread now and the other said it's border line and I could wait but it does not hurt to take it since it has very minimum side effect. So I went ahead and started taking the medicine in March 2014. 4 months after I start with Viread I continue to lose weight. All my HBV lab tests came back to be fine. About 3 weeks ago I started to have visible blood in my urine and I went and did abs ultrasound and even CT Scan and the doctor could not find anything. The only they found is there is viral infection in the urine. Then my primary doctor told me that my CBC blood result showed that my White Blood Cell count is extremely low and that I may have leukemia. I am still waiting for the most recent blood test from a hematologist. I am concerned about my weight loss (about 10 pounds) and my low WBC count. Can someone please help if this is related to Viread? Thanks!
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    I was on tegretol and found out it was causing my lichenoid dermatitis so now I'm on vimpat and was wondering if Vimpat causes lichenoid dermatitis too.
  • Can this medication be causeing me low blood sugar which causes my seizures to come more often?
    I begin taking Vimpat and since then have become shaky and nauseated at times. More then once had a seizure after feeling this way. I begin to check blood glucose from my sister machine and noticed my blood sugar has dropped when feeling this way. I want to know if Vimpat is causing this and what can I do about it. I'm already epileptic. Thank you.
  • Does indigestion cause seizure?
    in 22 years of seizure a good amount of water and sleep will help. Relax the eyes is important. Tegretol xr is the best drug for me. The only negative is I have to increase the amount taken every few years. I am on 1600mg a day now....Please share with me what you know.
  • How did you get your diagnosis (1 answer)
    Symptoms started with body spasms and fatigue, neck and shoulder pain, knee pain and stiffness then banging in ears within 3 weeks of taking 6 levaquin tablets given for a virus. Have been unable to work since because of the fatigue. Massive weight loss without dieting. Had a SED test last month and the rate was at 80. Depression is setting in due to unknowing what is going on with my body and what doctor's I should see for help.

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    I take a huge list of drugs unfortunately I have RA, Partial Small intestinal block, diabetes, asthma, allergies. Immune problems. Vimpat has done wonders for the migraines and seizure problems but the side effects are almost as bad. I have visual disturbances but I also have auras so who knows. The worst problems are shaking, memory, (worst is words) and sudden jerks and nerve firings which produce jerks or just loss of muscle control. Some of the random nerve firings can disrupt my whole body but they only last a fraction of a second and are more annoying than anything else. I tried at least one seizure agent from every category of meds nothing worked except Vimpat. I tried the whole range of dosing. Less than 300mg did not work and I only have the side effects above 250mg so apparently for me it has to cause side effects to work. Compared to the time losses, horrible headaches that are nearly continuous for for me they are worth it, I think. Now I am wondering now that I know where those effects are coming from.
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    Within days, not weeks I felt the depression lifting. It was the most dramatic and fastest response I had ever had to any antidepressant .
    Then the fainting started, falls with resulting broken ribs, bedridden and alone I lost over25 lbs in two weeks. I was of normal weight for my height. After I was able to function again, I noticed that my legs were very weak. We cut my dosage from 3 pills daily to 2. That seemed to have stopped the faint spells. However I still had/have low blood pressure that I monitor at home. My Systolic BP was usually in the 70's and 80's. One of the lowest was shocking to me. It was 52/27.
    My son is a hospital RN and said they would never discharge a patient with Bp that low.
    He was very worried about me as I live alone. I fainted twice after climbing the 13 stairs to my bedroom. The first fall was very bad as I was unconscious and my ribs were severely injured/fractured completely around the front and back and was in terrific pain. I took to my bed and did not seek medical attn. my last ambulance ride to the hospital a mile from my house cost $1000 and since I have no income or relatives/friends to call for help, I just lay in bed I awful pain that was woes when I tried to get out of bed. Thus I lost 25 lbs of muscle, since I had very little body fat.
    It has been two months since that fall and still have one area of pain in the front left ribs and a swollen spleen. The doctor gave me no additional meds and just said to give my body more time to heal. So once again was changed to 2 pills daily instead of 3. The hypotension and fainting got better. But I am now left with very weak legs and fall easily and frequently. Guess I lost a lot of muscle mass with the weight loss. However after a lifetime of depression, Nardil works wonderfully for that which had been long-standing and severe for so many years. People noticed the change in me shortly after starting the Nardil. But I am stubborn about going off it despite all the side effects because it works so much better than any of the many others I had been put on over the years.
    I am soon going to start doing leg exercises with ankle weights, starting with light weights are first and gradually increasing the weight as I hopefully rebuild my muscles and strength.
    Also my vision has gotten blurry and I feel slightly retarded after the weeks in bed when I was breathing very shallowly due to the broken ribs and my brain was deprived of adequate oxygen.
    Prior to all this I had an IQ of 140. If they tested me now, I know I would be way down from that. Also doing lung/breathing exercises to expand my lungs so I can take in more air with each breath.
    So that is my story of Nardil, hypotension, and depression. I had to really suffer to remain on this med that worked so magically for me after so many failures. It meant that much to me to not be crippled by depression.

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