What is topiramate (Topramax) and does it cause weight loss?

Researchers have recently learned that a medication often taken in combination with seizure or mood-altering medications, topiramate, can cause weight loss by decreasing appetite and increasing metabolism. Of course, every medication has potential side effects and it’s very important to work with your own doctor in determining whether this may be an appropriate medication for you. If you wish to consider the use of this medication, you may want to refer your physician to: Gordon A, Price LH American Journal of Psychiatry 1999, 156, 968-969. “Mood Stabilization and Weight Loss with Topiramate”.