Topiramate is a medicine that is prescribed to help individuals who are battling with convulsions. However, through use, it became clear that it can also help an individual lose weight. This is because it is an appetite suppressant.
How to Take Topiramate
Some individuals take topiramate with food while others prefer to take it without food. It is available in both capsule and tablet form. It has been proven to be an effective tool that can work in conjunction with diet and exercise to help a person achieve their weight loss goals.
What Proof is There That Topiramate Works?
Although it was not originally designed to help people lose weight, there is definite proof that it does help with weight loss. It is important that it is used in conjunction with medical supervision.
Topiramate is able to prevent convulsions because it contains active ingredients that calm cells in the brain that are abnormally excitable. As a result, the urge that people have to binge eat when under emotional stress or as a result of other factors gets turned off, and this leads to weight loss. Topiramate makes you feel like you are full and suppresses your appetite.
In addition to affecting the way the brain works, when a person takes topiramate, it changes the way that food tastes. It makes certain foods, especially diet colas, taste bitter. As a result, certain foods may not seem appealing, and this can lead a person to avoid these foods and lose weight.
Who Are the Ideal Candidates for Topiramate?
Topiramate is designed for individuals who have a body mass index more than 30. These individuals are at risk for factors like high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Topiramate is not designed to provide weight loss results on its own. The goal is that the product should be used in connection with exercise and a healthy diet.
Topiramate as a dietary supplement used in conjunction with phentermine and should not be used by individuals who have pre-existing heart conditions, women who are pregnant or who are thinking of getting pregnant in the future or individuals who have kidney stones or blood pressure issues.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Topiramate is the most effective when it is taken according to the dosage provided by our physician. At Simply Slim Medical in Bethesda, we are here to help you every step of the way in your weight loss journey. We encourage you to come in for a consultation to learn more about how topiramate can benefit you. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.