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.
Yes. Topamax (topiramate) is used for weight loss, it is considered one of its side effects. More information on topamax (topiramate) can be found at the american society of bariatric physicians webpage.

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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.

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...

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...

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...

Is topiramate good for weight loss?

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. Read more...
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 . Read more...
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...

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...

Is topiramate effective for weight loss?

Sometimes. It is a side effect of the medication and some people do notice weight loss. I would not recommend it as a weight loss medication however. Read more...
Yes. For some patients if is very effective for weight loss, especially effective for binge eaters and persons with strong sugar cravings, it is effective for other cravings as well, also effective for alcohol cravings. Not for everyone, it can have bothersome side effects, mood and memory disturbances. I start with very low dose, 25 mg. Works best with comprehensive weight loss program. Read more...
Helps a bit. Topiramate is used in combination with other agents in prescription weight loss pills. When used alone, it may be safer and contribute to a little bit of extra weight loss when combined with a healthy diet and exercise regimen. For that little bit of weight loss, though, the risk of side effects may not be worth it. Read more...