Epilepsy medicine for weight loss








Epilepsy Drug Shows Promise as Weight-Loss Aid, Study Says

10/16/2014
07:01 | Author: Steven Lewis

Epilepsy medicine for weight loss
Epilepsy Drug Shows Promise as Weight-Loss Aid, Study Says

A prescription medication originally developed to treat epilepsy may help obese adults shed weight when combined with routine nutritional.

Just a few prescription medications are approved in the United States for long-term treatment of obesity, including orlistat (brand name Xenical) and lorcaserin hydrochloride (Belviq). For obese men and women who can't control their weight through diet and lifestyle changes, nonsurgical options are limited, the study authors noted.

"The important thing to keep in mind is that although we diagnose obesity on the basis of a mathematical formula -- a BMI of 30 and up -- the basis for obesity may differ from one individual to another.".

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Epilepsy drug leads to weight loss, side effects Reuters

8/15/2014
05:38 | Author: Chloe Allen

Epilepsy medicine for weight loss
Epilepsy drug leads to weight loss, side effects Reuters

"There is a little bit of weight loss with this drug when it is given for treatment of epilepsy," said lead researcher Dr. Kishore Gadde, from Duke.

"The more options that we have available, the better it's going to be for clinicians as well as the consumers," Gadde told Reuters Health.

By Genevra Pittman.

According to disclosures published with the study, Gadde has multiple patents for zonisamide as a treatment of obesity and weight gain, and he owns equity in a company developing a combination weight-loss drug containing zonisamide.

Gadde said his team wanted to see if zonisamide could produce weight loss in people without epilepsy, and with the added help of a behavioral intervention.

It's keeping the weight off that's a struggle," he said.

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Topamax and weight loss Epilepsy Foundation

6/14/2014
03:43 | Author: Molly Young

Epilepsy medicine for weight loss
Topamax and weight loss Epilepsy Foundation

Though I'm not sure whether that could help the weight loss If the drug is working to control her seizures, that is the most important issue.

i have just started on the tablets 50 mg twice a day and have been eating like crazy!!! Any suggestions??? I am 5'3" 130lbs and do not want to gain any more!

I would take her off of that medication, or she will be 80 pounds and 5'7, or however tall she is. I am 14 now and weigh about 150, hehe. I agree, it does depend on how tall she is. the point is it will be bad. BUT, I have taken Topamax, and in seventh grade, I was 95 or less pounds. I was 13 then.

Your daughter is lucky because she has you to help her through the problem.

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Anyone with epilepsy trying to lose weight? Need friends

4/13/2014
01:44 | Author: Allison King

Epilepsy medicine for weight loss
Anyone with epilepsy trying to lose weight? Need friends

Due to my medications I started to gain weight. My whole body began to hurt especially, my large joints (a side effect of the medication).

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Special Concerns about Seizure Medications - Epilepsy Foundation

2/12/2014
01:35 | Author: Molly Young

Epilepsy medicine for weight loss
Special Concerns about Seizure Medications - Epilepsy Foundation

The choice of antiepileptic medication is based on your seizure type, the pattern on topiramate (Topamax), and zonisamide (Zonegran) can cause weight loss.

If you want better seizure control than you now have, or feel you are having unpleasant side effects from the medication, talk to your physician about other options. That depends on how well your seizures are controlled and how you feel on your current medicine. Only you, with your doctor's advice, can decide what is the best choice for you. Sometimes, there is no perfect solution and you will have to choose between some side effects and total seizure control, or no side effects and some seizures.

Some AEDs may cause bone loss and increase the risk for osteoporosis.

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