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Review: could Vimpat cause Weight loss - unintentional?

We study 1,893 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 (latest outcomes from 2,052 users) has active ingredients of lacosamide. It is often used in epilepsy.

Weight loss - unintentional

Weight loss - unintentional (latest reports from 582,324 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Jul, 16, 2014: 1,891 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 565,873 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. 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 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 ...

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