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How does topamax (topiramate) cause weight loss?

How does topamax (topiramate) cause weight loss?

Appetite loss: Weight loss is dose related. Topamax (topiramate) side effects are loss of appetite, nausea, and diarrhea. It also changes taste esp to carbonated beverages. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Can taking topamax (topiramate) cause weight loss?

Yes: It has been studied as part of a weight loss combination pill. Can definitely cause weight loss as a side effect. ...Read more

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I want to know the reason why people say that topiramate causes weight loss.

I want to know the reason why people say that topiramate causes weight loss.

It depends: Topiramate combined with a mild stimulant has actually been approved for weight loss. Some people find their appetite goes down with use. Like most medicines, however, individual differences in responses can occur. Rather than say topiramate causes weight loss I would prefer to say it is associated with weight loss in some patients. The reasons for same I'm not sure anyone knows for sure. ...Read more

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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.

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.

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. ...Read more

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What medication can be used along with seroquel weight gain? I've read about metformin and topamax (topiramate) Adderall 5mg caused weight loss before on seroquel

What medication can be used along with seroquel weight gain? I've read about metformin and topamax (topiramate)  Adderall 5mg caused weight loss before on seroquel

The best : Solution is diet, exercise and burning off more calories than you take in. You need to discuss any potential medications with your doctor to make sure they're appropriate for you and won't have any harmful interactions. ...Read more

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Is topiramate good for weight loss?

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. ...Read more

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Does topamax (topiramate) 25 mg leads to weight loss?

Does topamax (topiramate) 25 mg leads to weight loss?

possible: Weight loss is a known side effect of topamax (topiramate). Now the dosage effect is a little less understood and well known. But there is reported weight loss with even 25mg of topamax (topiramate). However, it is usually not used for weight loss as it has other primary effects, and should not be taken unless directed by a treating physician. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for topamax (topiramate) to work for weight loss?

Not recommended: Topamax is a newer anticonvulsant that blocks voltage-gated sodium ion channels and not recommended for weight loss. Ask your doctor about QSYMIA (phentermine and topiramate). It is the combination of Topamax and Phentermine, unfortunately good effective medication, but many side effects. ...Read more

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How long does it take for topamax (topiramate) to work for weight loss at 200mg?

Topamax (topiramate) for weight: Although many experience some weight loss with topamax (topiramate) there is no guarantee that you will have the same experience. At 200 mg you need to be on the look out for side effects such as oligohydrosis.(reduced ability to sweat), glaucoma, kidney stones, impaired verbal fluency, low magnesium and acidosis (to name a few). Weight loss often requires a several modifications in lifestile. ...Read more

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Is weight loss from Topamax (topiramate) dose dependant? I.E If you increase the dose are you more likely to lose weight?

Ask your doctor: Topamax (topiramate) isn’t approved as a standalone drug for weight loss. Moreover, you may experience drug-related side effects that can contribute to weight gain and not loss. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,924 doctors shared insights

Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Colin Sanner
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Topiramate (Definition)

Is indicated to treat epilepsy, but mainly a second line or adjunctive agent, and also useful to prevent migraine headaches. Has several adverse effects including: kidney stones, narrow angle glaucoma, metabolic acidosis, heatstroke in kids, paresthesias, slowing of speech and cognition, drowsiness. ...Read more