Review: could Valproate sodium cause Weight gain - unintentional (Weight increased)?
Summary: Weight gain - unintentional 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 12,450 people who have side effects while taking Valproate sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 288 have Weight gain - unintentional. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain - unintentional and more.
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Valproate sodium has active ingredients of valproate sodium. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 12,645 Valproate sodium users)
Weight gain - unintentional
Weight gain - unintentional has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,697 Weight gain - unintentional patients)
On May, 9, 2015: 12,449 people reported to have side effects when taking Valproate sodium. Among them, 288 people (2.31%) 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||50.00%||7.14%||10.71%||0.00%||25.00%||0.00%||7.14% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain - unintentional when taking Valproate sodium * :
|Weight gain - unintentional||57.23%||42.77% |
Age of people who have Weight gain - unintentional when taking Valproate sodium * :
|Weight gain - unintentional||0.37%||1.87%||4.49%||17.98%||25.09%||28.46%||17.98%||3.75% |
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 ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain - unintentional||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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My increase in appetite is for sugar, as in lollies or chocolate, and I shake until I consume say a packet of chocolate biscuits. I have had several tests and I am not diabetic.
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