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)