O topiramate is a drug used primarily in the treatment of epilepsy. However, it was observed that patients who used it had, as a side effect, weight loss (due mainly to loss of appetite). As a result, this drug was studied as an adjuvant in the treatment of obesity and eating disorders.
However, topiramate should always be prescribed by a doctor, it should never be used on its own. In addition, obesity has several forms of non-pharmacological treatment, which should be tried initially: diet (oriented by a nutritionist), regular practice of physical exercises, psychotherapeutic support, etc.
For pharmacological treatment of obesity, a physician (preferably an endocrinologist) should be consulted.