Re: Question about antidepressants
Topamax is often prescribed for weight loss. And lots of other things.
It main use is for seizures. Off label use has included migraines, bipolar mood disorders, nerve pain, anxiety disorder, weight loss, alcoholism, the list goes on. Success with migraines has been quite good. Weight loss varies by individual, for some it is quite dramatic. There are many possible side effects. It is a drug that needs to be started slowly and monitored very carefully. It is one of the newer antiseizure medications like Neurontin.