Review: could Valproate sodium cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
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 Clozaril, and have Schizophrenia.
We study 12,449 people who have side effects while taking Valproate sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 288 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Valproate sodium has active ingredients of valproate sodium. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 12,644 Valproate sodium users)
Weight Gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,706 Weight Gain patients)
On Apr, 9, 2015: 12,447 people reported to have side effects when taking Valproate sodium. Among them, 288 people (2.31%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Valproate sodium when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||50.00%||7.14%||10.71%||0.00%||25.00%||0.00%||7.14% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Valproate sodium * :
|Weight gain||57.23%||42.77% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Valproate sodium * :
|Weight gain||0.37%||1.87%||4.49%||17.98%||25.09%||28.46%||17.98%||3.75% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Valproate sodium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Schizophrenia (66 people, 22.92%)
- Epilepsy (52 people, 18.06%)
- Bipolar disorder (43 people, 14.93%)
- Convulsion (38 people, 13.19%)
- Depression (26 people, 9.03%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Clozaril (53 people, 18.40%)
- Zyprexa (49 people, 17.01%)
- Clonazepam (40 people, 13.89%)
- Olanzapine (38 people, 13.19%)
- Risperidone (23 people, 7.99%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- A study of side effects of Seroquel for a 40-year old woman with Bipolar Disorder. The patient has Weight Gain
- A study of side effects of Vesicare for a 36-year old woman with Overactive Bladder. The patient has Weight Gain
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