Review: could Valproate cause Weight gain?
We study 12,429 people who have side effects while taking Valproate 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 (latest outcomes from 12,624 users) has active ingredients of valproate sodium. It is often used in epilepsy.
Weight gain (latest reports from 527,558 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Aug, 15, 2014: 12,427 people reported to have side effects when taking Valproate sodium. Among them, 288 people (2.32%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.05% of all the 527,431 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.
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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