Will it make me lose weight or gain weight?
Hi. mom! Topamax is fairly weight neutral meaning it doesn't cause weight loss/gain in a significant number of the population. In clinical trials 4 ~ 13% of patients reported dose dependent weight loss (4% at 200-400mg/day and 13% at 600-1000mg/day) whereas only 1% reported weight gain.
Which means at your dose you're pretty unlikely to gain OR lose.
Good luck with this and best wishes, Wildcat
Hey, Mom;Great answer from my friend Wildcatvet has pretty much given you all the answers and the other good news is this has proven very effective for bipolar without all the side effects of some of the older original medications and at the same time you really don't have to worry about gaining weight.Just try very hard to take your dose's about the same time each day to keep your level steady in your blood. All my best and hope things all go okay for you.
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