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Suggest the ideal dosage for Topamax taken for weight loss

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Posted on Fri, 20 May 2016
Question: I have been prescribed topamax 15mg not making much difference to my weight loss should I take a higher dose
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Is that the main reason for which your doctor prescribed this drug?

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this difficulty controlling your weight. I will like to know what your weight and height are as to make the necessary recommendations. However, Topamax is not typically used for weight loss. If this is why your doctor prescribed this medication, I will suggest that you ask him directly whether he thinks this is the best option for you and why because your findings show that this might not be typically used to control weight. If he's serious about using drugs for weigh control which is certainly not the best approach, let him tell you why Topamax is considered best for you. I will not suggest you increase the dose because results would almost make no difference. Keep me updated about this.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. Above all, thanks for using our services.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (11 hours later)
My doctor initially put me on duromine but he said after a while it ceases to be effective also it is expensive as it is not funded.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Topamax is not great for this action!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Duromine was a better option but unfortunately expensive and not funded. Topamax will do very little. I will suggest he considers changing. Are there any other measures you are actively considering as it comes to controlling your weight?

Let me hear back from you on this.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (11 hours later)
I go to keep fit twice a week and walk. I am 5ft tall and weigh 68kg
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (14 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Good!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Your BMI is 29.2 and puts you in the overweight category. You maximum accepted weight for your heigh should be 58kg. There is need to work hard on this.. Exercise is great and am happy you are already doing so. However, you will also need to add to this dietary modifications. I will still say, Am not delving into medications at this time to help with weight gains. Let me know what your doctor thinks.

I wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (30 hours later)
Sorry I said my weight was 68kg I weigh 58.5kg
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (36 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Then you need no medication for weight control!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Please your weight is okay and there is no need of any medication for weight issues. All other measures without drugs largely suffice.

I wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest the ideal dosage for Topamax taken for weight loss

Brief Answer: Is that the main reason for which your doctor prescribed this drug? Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this difficulty controlling your weight. I will like to know what your weight and height are as to make the necessary recommendations. However, Topamax is not typically used for weight loss. If this is why your doctor prescribed this medication, I will suggest that you ask him directly whether he thinks this is the best option for you and why because your findings show that this might not be typically used to control weight. If he's serious about using drugs for weigh control which is certainly not the best approach, let him tell you why Topamax is considered best for you. I will not suggest you increase the dose because results would almost make no difference. Keep me updated about this. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. Above all, thanks for using our services.