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Topamax caused weight loss of 15.8 lbs in 59% of patients who gained weight on psychotropic drugs
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Topamax (topiramate) caused an average weight loss of 15.8 pounds in 59 percent of patients who had gained weight on psychotropic drugs, whereas the other 41 percent gained an average of 11 pounds according to a new study from researchers at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Responders Responded Immediately
The responders lost weight by the next visit
Among the 59 percent of patients who lost weight when given Topamax (topiramate), 22 out of 24 had lost weight by their next visit which was one to four months after the drug was started.
Comment: As a general rule, this is true for all die
Subjects: 41 people
The study involved 41 people who had gained weight on psychotropic drugs.
One-sixth of patient reported side effects
One-sixth of patients (17 percent) reported adverse effects which included “cognitive dulling” and / or increased appetite.
Cates M, Feldman J, Boggs A, Woolley T, Whaley N. Efficacy of add-on topiramate therapy in psychiatric patients with weight gain. Ann Pharmacother. 2008 Apr, 42(4):505-10.
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McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Birmingham, AL 35229, USA
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