Review: Weight gain in Valproate
(By eHealthMe on Nov, 25, 2013)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
This is a review of Weight gain (Weight increased) by studying 11,589 people who take Valproate. We analyze: the time on Valproate when people have Weight gain, gender and age of these people, the severity of Weight gain, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Valproate. The review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Valproate sodium (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of valproate sodium. It is often used in epilepsy, focal fits. Commonly reported side effects of Valproate sodium include convulsion, fever, agranulocytosis, drowsiness, nausea and vomiting.
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Nov, 25, 2013: 11,585 people reported to have side effects when taking Valproate sodium. Among them, 280 people (2.42%) 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||51.85%||7.41%||11.11%||0.00%||22.22%||0.00%||7.41% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Valproate sodium * :
|Weight gain||57.40%||42.60% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Valproate sodium * :
|Weight gain||0.39%||1.93%||4.25%||17.37%||25.87%||27.80%||18.53%||3.86% |
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 ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Schizophrenia (65 people, 23.21%)
- Epilepsy (49 people, 17.50%)
- Bipolar disorder (43 people, 15.36%)
- Convulsion (38 people, 13.57%)
- Depression (25 people, 8.93%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Clozaril (52 people, 18.57%)
- Zyprexa (49 people, 17.50%)
- Clonazepam (39 people, 13.93%)
- Olanzapine (38 people, 13.57%)
- Seroquel (23 people, 8.21%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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