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Trials involving epilepsy drug as obesity and diabetes treatment cease over safety concerns

The epilepsy drug Topamax has proven ineffective in treating obesity and type 2 diabetes. The pharmaceutical company has been ordered to stop promoting it as a treatment for these conditions die to serious side effects associated with it. The aim was to use a slow release version of Topamax to treat obesity and diabetes but serious side effects meant it was unsuitable. The drug is still safe for use as an epilepsy treatment.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters

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About: Trials involving epilepsy drug as obesity and diabetes treatment cease over safety concerns

Date: 1 December 2004

Source: Reuters

URL: http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=healthNews&storyID=6969912§ion=news

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