Does Topamax cause carbonated drinks taste weird?

Topiramate not uncommonly causes weight loss, and the degree of weight reduction tends to correlate with dose and duration of therapy. Finally, the drug may cause carbonated beverages to taste “flat.”

What is phentermine/topiramate used for?

Phentermine and topiramate combination is used together with a reduced-calorie diet and proper exercise to help you lose weight. It is also used in overweight people who may also have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease.

Is phentermine/topiramate the same as topiramate?

Phentermine is in a class of medications called anorectics. It works by decreasing appetite. Topiramate is in a class of medications called anticonvulsants. It works by decreasing appetite and by causing feelings of fullness to last longer after eating.

Does topiramate alone help with weight loss?

Even though weight loss may be a positive benefit of taking Topamax, the FDA hasn’t approved it for weight loss alone. Topamax causes weight loss because it affects the appetite. People who take it and have a reduced appetite may feel hungry less often and eat less because of this.

Can you drink soda on Topamax?

Promptly after the initiation of topiramate, the patient lost her ability to taste carbonation in all beverages, including soda, seltzer, and beer.

What medicine makes carbonated drinks taste flat?

Acetazolamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, which has been shown to eliminate the sparkling or ‘fizzy’ taste of carbonated beverages [14, 15].

Is topiramate a stimulant?

Phentermine is a stimulant and appetite suppressant. Topiramate is an anticonvulsant that has weight loss side effects. The exact mechanism of action for both drugs is unknown….Phentermine/topiramate.

Combination of
Phentermine Appetite suppressant/stimulant of the amphetamine and phenethylamine class

Does Topamax make you happy?

The study found that the participants taking Topamax in addition to their prescribed depression medication significantly improved depressed mood, suicidality, insomnia, agitation, and anxiety symptoms compared to those taking a placebo.