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Review: could Vimpat cause Weight loss - unintentional?

Summary: Weight loss - unintentional could be caused by Vimpat, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Keppra, and have Epilepsy.

We study 1,887 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.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 1,887 people reported to have side effects when taking Vimpat. Among them, 45 people (2.38%) have Weight Loss - Unintentional. They amount to 0.01% of all the 551,756 people who have Weight Loss - Unintentional on eHealthMe.

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. Cardiac failure (4 people, 8.89%)
  5. 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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  • From this study (16 hours ago):

  • Trying to determine if the timing of these drugs- especially the weekly mtx- should be staggered during the day to ensure they are appropriately absorbed. Periodic seizures continue- about once a quarter.

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • i got ketonuria in my urine test blood test was normal my doctor said i have to do another urine test didnt explained why so i wonder what is this? when i did the blood test i had 9 hours without eating like doctor asked me to
    the day before the test i toke tylenol for a headache can this be the cause of the ketonuria?

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Person appears fine, very happy, playing with toys, sitting at table eating or sound asleep. Begins to make an "uh" sound. Quickly becomes very upset appearing terrified, moves in general circles reaching for any objects and throwing them with great force. Vocalization increases in volume as person becomes more upset. Will not make eye contact will not tolerate touch. Does not respond to any attempts to comfort. Person is affected with Angelman's Syndrome. Was on Onfi when the "fits" started. No previous history of any poor behaviors. Onfi was discontinued mid-August 2013.

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