A member asked:

Is topiramate good for weight loss?

7 doctors weighed in across 3 answers

Topiramate: Topiramate can be effective for weight loss in some people but the doses that have to be used make people very sleepy and they stop taking it.

Answered 9/28/2016



Yes but not slone: topamax often used for orevention if recurrent migrain headache can help overweight ir obese patients who also have migrain headache to lose weight when used with diet and exercise and lifestyle changes and also phenyermine or adipex. the combination of adipex and topamax is available in the market as qsymia (phentermine and topiramate). topamax should not be used in patients who are likely to get preganant .

Answered 5/31/2015


Dr. Stephen Southard answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

OK: But in fact most weight loss specialist don't recommend topiramate as a medication for weight loss alone. Most typically it is used in combination with a stimulant like phentermine .. in fact there is a medication for weight loss known as Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) that is available as a combination of the two in one pill.

Answered 8/22/2015



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