Valproate sodium and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain 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 12,866 people who have side effects while taking Valproate sodium from FDA. Among them, 297 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain 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 13,329 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,286 Weight gain patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

12,866 people reported to have side effects when taking Valproate Sodium.
Among them, 297 people (2.31%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Valproate sodium cause Weight gain?

Time on Valproate Sodium when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 55.56 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.56 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.56 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 27.78 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 5.56 %

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

  • female: 57.09 %
  • male: 42.91 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.51 %
  • 2-9: 1.52 %
  • 10-19: 5.58 %
  • 20-29: 20.3 %
  • 30-39: 22.84 %
  • 40-49: 29.44 %
  • 50-59: 15.23 %
  • 60+: 4.57 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Schizophrenia (50 people, 16.84%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (37 people, 12.46%)
  • Epilepsy (34 people, 11.45%)
  • Depression (22 people, 7.41%)
  • Convulsion (22 people, 7.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zyprexa (49 people, 16.50%)
  • Clozaril (45 people, 15.15%)
  • Clonazepam (31 people, 10.44%)
  • Olanzapine (26 people, 8.75%)
  • Seroquel (23 people, 7.74%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (41 people, 13.80%)
  • Drowsiness (35 people, 11.78%)
  • Tremor (34 people, 11.45%)
  • Diabetes (33 people, 11.11%)
  • Fatigue (31 people, 10.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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