Review: could Valproate cause Weight gain - unintentional?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 28, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 11,610 people who take Valproate. Among them, 280 have Weight gain - unintentional. See who they are, when they have Weight gain - unintentional and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Valproate sodium (latest outcomes from 11,824 users) has active ingredients of valproate sodium. It is often used in epilepsy, bipolar disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Valproate sodium include convulsion, fever, agranulocytosis, drowsiness, nausea and vomiting.
Weight gain - unintentional
Weight gain - unintentional (latest reports from 510,678 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, acupuncture and pain.
On Feb, 28, 2014: 11,610 people reported to have side effects when taking Valproate sodium. Among them, 280 people (2.41%) have Weight Gain - Unintentional.
Time on Valproate sodium when people have Weight gain - unintentional * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain - unintentional||51.85%||7.41%||11.11%||0.00%||22.22%||0.00%||7.41% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain - unintentional when taking Valproate sodium * :
|Weight gain - unintentional||57.40%||42.60% |
Age of people who have Weight gain - unintentional when taking Valproate sodium * :
|Weight gain - unintentional||0.39%||1.93%||4.25%||17.37%||25.87%||27.80%||18.53%||3.86% |
Severity of Weight gain - unintentional when taking Valproate sodium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain - unintentional||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain - unintentional ** :
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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