Zonegran weight loss

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Avatar n tn It should take about 2 months to get to that dosage but I'm getting kinda excited hearing about the benefit of weight loss especially since it was weight loss pills (metabolife and xenedrine) that caused me to find out that I was epileptic in the first place! The doctor told me that i might get tingling in my fingers and i might feel a little dopy but happy dopy he described it as, so I figure i can deal with that! If I start losing weight at a rapid pace i'll definitely post again!
Avatar n tn Nausea (6% to 12%; migraine trial: 14%), weight loss (8% to 13%), anorexia (4% to 24%) Neuromuscular & skeletal: Paresthesia (1% to 19%; migraine trial: 35% to 51%) Ocular: Nystagmus (10% to 11%), abnormal vision (<1% to 13%) Respiratory: Upper respiratory infection (migraine trial: 12% to 13%) Miscellaneous: Injury (6% to 14%) 1% to 10%: Cardiovascular: Chest pain (2% to 4%), edema (1% to 2%), bradycardia (1%), pallor (up to 1%), hypertension (1% to 2%) Central nervous syst
Avatar f tn As halbashes said, it would be important to avoid anti-epileptic drugs that sometimes have the side-effect of weight loss or loss of appetite. There are others that tend to cause weight gain, though, such as Depakote (which is also used to prevent migraine headaches). A good neurologist should be able to choose the right drug with the right side effect profile. Obviously, weight gain and/or increased appetite would be desirable.
Avatar n tn i was noticing more and more hair loss, and just a little weight loss. I called my pharmacist who said that hair loss isn't really common with topamax and should go away in a few weeks when my body get used to it. i just couldnt lose anymore, i had extremely thick hair and now i can see my scalp which i hate. i use nioxin which helps grow hair (shampoo, conditioner, scalp treatment, and follicle booster) and just continued to lose it.
Avatar n tn There are even some meds, especially antidepressants, that cause weight loss in some and weight gain in others. I gained weight on most mood stabilizers. The biggest culprits for me were Depakote, Remeron- an antidepressant, and Zyprexa- an antipsychotic. Now I take Lithobid, which is a slow release lithium. It tends to not cause as many side effects as regular Lithium. I am also on Seroquel. I was finally able to lose all of the weight I gained.
Avatar n tn It could also be due to hypothyroidism, it also causes constipation, weight gain and loss of appetite, it could be in the subclinical form, when it fails to manifest. Zonegran is an antiseizure medication. Discuss these options with your doctor. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn I am new to this forum. I am encouraged by the weight loss reports from most of you. I have been on 50 mg for a month. It sounds like I need to Call my DR. and bump up my RX MG. I have thyroid problems and now my DR. thinks adrenal gland problems too.
Avatar f tn she can’t remember anything, lost so much weight from loss of appetite. We never leave her alone. Last month finally she decided to go through surgery to put this terrible condition behind. Unfortunately it didn't go as planned, and because of bleeding & blood clot, they had to pull the grids out and stop everything. So now we're back home with more medications. Keppra 4000 mg. Zonegran 800mg. Lyrica 150mg Gabitril 24mg.
Avatar n tn After being put on Zonegran, he experienced an immediate and severe weight loss and was switched to Keppra. He has been on 500 mg am and 750mg pm since then and seizure free. However, for the past year he has had continual anorexia and a 35 pound weight loss with increased anger and sleep issues, plus a heart rate drop to the low 40's (an EKG was normal). His neurologist added B-6 150 mg daily to help with the "Kepp-rage" but it has not helped.
1303966 tn?1296743610 I have never actually read anything about eliminating symptoms and weight loss. In my opinion, I think the activity and a healthy diet may possibly minimize the symptoms and "flare-ups." Like you said, it can't hurt to give it a try. I would definitely try to avoid the surgery if you can. Some people have the surgery thinking they are going to 100% cured and some end up worse than they were before the surgery and some state some of their symptoms went away and then later came back.
1190024 tn?1264692022 It's a dilema so far. Again don't expect not to put on weight. All psych drugs help put on weight. lamictal is an exception and i don't know another drug on which you don't gain weight excep[t perhaps abilify yet it's doubtful. It's very unfortunate that you caught the SJS because it's so rare unless you rushed for high doses too quickly, usually 25mg added each week only. Anyway now. You need a pdoc for sure.
Avatar f tn First of all I am not a nurse ot doctor but I wanted to comment on the hair loss. I have also been prescribed topamax for pain, mood stabilizer and weight loss so I have been looking a lot on the net. I have seen a few things about hair loss. I wanted to comment on that. I have been a hairstylist for 24 years and one thing that I have noticed without doubt is that when one of my customers loses a significant amount of weight (25 lbs or more) they always have a loss of hair.
Avatar n tn The headaches have improved and I can't wait until the FDA officially approves it for weight loss. So what if the soda tastes bad. Who needs it.
959034 tn?1253675076 Dilantin (phenytoin), Zonegran (zonisamide) Moderate Drug Interaction MONITOR: The coadministration with drugs that are inducers of the CYP450 3A4 isoenzyme may decrease the plasma concentrations and efficacy of zonisamide. The mechanism is accelerated clearance of zonisamide due to enhanced CYP450 3A4 activity.
Avatar n tn I'm no longer scared about driving, being alone, or that I'll convulse in public. One of the side effects of Zonegran is weight loss, which improved the symptoms of my other neurological disorder, Psuedotumor Cerebri. This was causing blindess, but I had an Optic Nerve Sheath Decompression on my right eye to drain excess fluid. I think it's important that one finds a patient (no pun intended), understanding doctor who isn't quick to diagnose and prescribe any "old" drug.