Review: could Valproate Sodium cause Weight Gain - Unintentional?


Summary

Weight gain - unintentional is found among people who take Valproate Sodium, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zyprexa, and have Schizophrenia . We study 12,227 people who have side effects while taking Valproate sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 290 have Weight gain - unintentional. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain - unintentional and more.

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Valproate Sodium

Valproate sodium has active ingredients of valproate sodium. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Valproate sodium 12,468 users)

Weight Gain - Unintentional

Weight gain - unintentional has been reported by people with weight decreased, breathing difficulty, insomnia, memory loss, fatigue (latest reports from 87,427 Weight gain - unintentional patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

12,227 people reported to have side effects when taking Valproate Sodium.
Among them, 290 people (2.37%) have Weight Gain - Unintentional


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Valproate sodium cause Weight gain - unintentional?

Time on Valproate Sodium when people have Weight Gain - Unintentional *:

  • < 1 month: 52.17 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 4.35 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.7 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 30.43 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 4.35 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain - Unintentional when taking Valproate Sodium *:

  • female: 56.52 %
  • male: 43.48 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain - Unintentional when taking Valproate Sodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.51 %
  • 2-9: 1.53 %
  • 10-19: 6.12 %
  • 20-29: 19.9 %
  • 30-39: 21.94 %
  • 40-49: 29.08 %
  • 50-59: 16.33 %
  • 60+: 4.59 %

Severity if Weight Gain - Unintentional when taking Valproate Sodium **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Weight Gain - Unintentional **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Schizophrenia (48 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (38 people)
  • Epilepsy (35 people)
  • Depression (22 people)
  • Convulsion (22 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zyprexa (48 people)
  • Clozaril (44 people)
  • Clonazepam (31 people)
  • Olanzapine (27 people)
  • Seroquel (23 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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