Review: could Vimpat cause Weight loss - unintentional?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 1,883 people who take Vimpat. Among them, 29 have Weight loss - unintentional. See who they are, when they have Weight loss - unintentional and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Vimpat (latest outcomes from 2,038 users) has active ingredients of lacosamide. It is often used in epilepsy, seizures. Commonly reported side effects of Vimpat include convulsion, convulsion prophylaxis, dizziness, fatigue, dizziness aggravated.
Weight loss - unintentional
Weight loss - unintentional (latest reports from 545,170 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, pain.
On Mar, 8, 2014: 1,883 people reported to have side effects when taking Vimpat. Among them, 45 people (2.39%) have Weight Loss - Unintentional. They amount to 0.01% of all the 545,170 people who have Weight Loss - Unintentional.
Time on Vimpat when people have Weight loss - unintentional * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight loss - unintentional||66.67%||27.78%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||5.56%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight loss - unintentional when taking Vimpat * :
|Weight loss - unintentional||66.04%||33.96% |
Age of people who have Weight loss - unintentional when taking Vimpat * :
|Weight loss - unintentional||0.00%||0.00%||11.63%||9.30%||20.93%||13.95%||23.26%||20.93% |
Severity of Weight loss - unintentional when taking Vimpat ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight loss - unintentional||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Weight loss - unintentional ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Epilepsy (15 people, 33.33%)
- Convulsion (6 people, 13.33%)
- Partial seizures (6 people, 13.33%)
- Renal failure (4 people, 8.89%)
- Foetal exposure during pregnancy (4 people, 8.89%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Keppra (18 people, 40.00%)
- Topamax (12 people, 26.67%)
- Folic acid (11 people, 24.44%)
- Nexium (7 people, 15.56%)
- Lamictal (6 people, 13.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- 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 ...
- 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
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 ...
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