"Topiramate is used alone or with other medications to treat certain types of seizures in people who have epilepsy. Topiramate is also used with other medications to control seizures in people who have Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (a disorder that causes seizures and developmental delays). Topiramate is also used for the management of alcohol dependence (meaning you can't drink whilst on it).
* paresthesia (numbness & tingling) (23.1%)
* upper respiratory tract infection (17.5%)
* diarrhea (16.8%)
* nausea (15.4%)
* anorexia (loss of appetite) (13.3%)
* memory problems (11.2%)
So, in trials, 13% of people taking it reported weight loss as a side effect. But that's a tiny number, and the drug is NOT made for weight loss.
If you're considering taking an anti-seizure medication *made* for epileptics because 13% (1/10) of people reported weight loss as a side effect, you're mad.
Edit: "Weight loss" isn't even the side effect mentioned: Anorexia is. And Anorexia often will cause weight GAIN once you begin eating again. This question should be deleted due to pure stupidity, I'm sorry, but you're out of your mind.
my doctor prescribed them to because i get really bad headaches and a lot of people say they lose weight and i was just wondering but thanks:)
this is a good medicine for migraine.