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A 35-year-old male asked:

Does topamax (topiramate) cause weight loss due to fast metabolism or by loss of appetite? i havent noticed i've been eating less but seem to be very skinny.

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Unknown: The mechanism of how Topamax (topiramate) brings the weight loss is not yet understood. There are several not evidence based theories. The most popular one is that Topamax (topiramate) may reduce leptin present in cortisol.
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