We want to stay connected with you.I have been on Tegretol for about 10 months and have gained 15 lbs. Just make sure you check with your doctor. The patients received the carbamazepine as anticonvulsant treatment, and soon after starting the drug, abruptly developed an increase in appetite with a concomitant increase in food intake. I did notice a great weight change (increase) while on the Tegretol. doi: 10.1097/00002826-199106000-00009. It's the same idea.I don't remember a weight issue with tegretol, but I have one question? Good luck!Its a real shame about the weight gain with Tegratol as its a kinda good drug. I eat the same and workout routinely. I was told you should not be pregnant on it. putting on lots!) Unable to load your collection due to an error I actually LOST weight. My doctor said it doesn't cause you to gain weight, it causes your appetite to go up so you crave sweets more. ?I ate no red meat, or pork whatsoever, and chicken was a rare thing. I can honestly say that I am on both tgratol and Topirimate. This site needs JavaScript to work properly. My dr. placed me on Keppra because it is better for pregnant women than the Tegretol (you may want to talk about this with your Dr.). iput the weight on big time. Bottled water, and juice. Please know we want to keep talking to you about epilepsy, seizures, and what you need. Dietary restriction during the carbamazepine treatment was ineffective in promoting weight loss, and loss of the excess weight was achieved only when the drug was discontinued. Unable to load your delegates due to an error I was on Tegretol for almost 9 years when my neurologist began weaning me off so that my husband and I could try to get pregnant this summer. Good Luck!I was on Tegretol briefy in the 1990s and I put on weight, so I went back to my old medication, tried and true. Epilepsy Foundation of America®, d/b/a Epilepsy Foundation®, is a non-profit organization with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Epub 2013 Dec 11.Benarroch L, Kowalchuk C, Wilson V, Teo C, Guenette M, Chintoh A, Nesarajah Y, Taylor V, Selby P, Fletcher P, Remington GJ, Hahn MK.Psychopharmacology (Berl). Name must be less than 100 characters Has anyone had any success losing weight while on tegratol- how did you do it?

Also, does increased dose affect weight gain? 2015 Apr 13;13(4):2196-214. doi: 10.3390/md13042196.Turpin E, Muscat A, Vatier C, Chetrite G, Corruble E, Moldes M, Fève B.Br J Pharmacol.

Epub 2019 Mar 1.Leitner DR, Frühbeck G, Yumuk V, Schindler K, Micic D, Woodward E, Toplak H.Obes Facts. I just wanted to let you know that I was told it was a Class D drug. It's the same reason why you can't take oral contraceptives and Tegretol at the same time... Tegretol speeds up your metabolic rate and so the oral contraceptives go through your system much faster and render them ineffective. Topamax has the side effect of anorexia. After coming off the meds, I had another seizure and had to be placed back on medication (this time Keppra). I find that in the first few hours after I take it, my appetite decreases. I've gained weight while being on Tegretol, but that was purely by me eating whatever the heck I wanted, lol.I am also on Tegretol CR 200mgs per day. Do not want to carry around excess weight during pregnancy. All of these medications are known to increase the risk of weight gain except lamotrigine. All rights reserved.I have been on tegratol for almost 1 year now and have put on about 15 pds, mostly in my mid-section. It was just my eating habits. Espinosa PS, Salazar JC, Yu L, Mendiondo MS, Robertson WC, Baumann RJ.Pediatr Neurol. That happened to me and I gained weight but then I took control and lost a bunch and now I am at normal weight. 2019 Jun;20(6):795-804. doi: 10.1111/obr.12836. ((hugs))Just reading all these comments.. Re: Re: Tegretol and Weight Gain Submitted by Rufus36 on Thu, 2006-08-10 13:16 Just like to say that I've been on Tegretol for about 10 years & was really worried for ages that it was affecting my weight (eg. It also helps that I drink no alcohol and no soda. Hoping to try an alternate med so I can fit back into my clothes!I was on Tegretol and I lost 11 kgs while on Tegretol the secret was I just cut down on what I ate. Unfortunately, or fortunately in some situations, weight changes can occur with a lot of the seizure medicines, so make sure to ask your doctor about it when you are considering different drugs. I even have to watch the coffee intake, because you'd be surprised how the calories start adding up once you add cream and sugar.I was told my by my neurologist that Tegretol actually increases your metabolic rate to lose weight instead. Can you be pregnant on tegratol? Epub 2015 Jul 30.Cuerda C, Velasco C, Merchán-Naranjo J, García-Peris P, Arango C.Eur J Clin Nutr. You will need regular blood test. These patients demonstrate an as yet unpublished adverse effect of carbamazepine. But recently, I have been free of anxiety, and my weight has still maintained to be on the lower scale.I am on the same drug. Highly reccomended good luck :-)Just like to say that I've been on Tegretol for about 10 years & was really worried for ages that it was affecting my weight (eg. well about a year & a half ago I started Weight Watchers, but was concerned that I wouldn't be able to lose any weight, cos of the drugs. I was on it and they switched me before I got pregnant. Once I lost all the weight I went back to eating pretty much whatever I wanted. Following a sensible diet to lose weight is key.. and exercise of course!The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.8301 Professional Place West, Suite 230, Landover, MD 20785 | 1.800.332.1000Copyright © 2020. I went off of it because of these. Hope this helps!By the way....DO NOT GO LOW CARB!