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Topiramate: Topiramate is an anticonvulsant medication that is sometimes prescribed off-label for weight loss. It works by suppressing appetite and increasing feelings of fullness. Side effects include dizziness, fatigue, and memory problems.

Topiramate is a drug sometimes used as an adjunct to classic weight loss drugs like phentermine.
Era of Discovery


Mechanism of Action

Anticonvulsant medication with appetite-suppressing effects

History of Use in the United States

Used off-label for weight loss

Benefit of Weight Loss Agent or Medication

Weight loss due to appetite suppression and increased fullness

Possible Side Effects

Dizziness, fatigue, memory problems

Current Regulatory Status in US

Available by prescription (off-label for weight loss)

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