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Review: could Valproate cause Weight gain - unintentional?

Summary: Weight gain - unintentional could be caused by Valproate, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Clozaril, and have Schizophrenia.

We study people who have side effects while taking Valproate from FDA and social media. Among them, 287 have Weight gain - unintentional. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain - unintentional and more.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 0 people reported to have side effects when taking Valproate sodium. Among them, 287 people have Weight Gain - Unintentional. They amount to 0.06% of all the 520,991 people who have Weight Gain - Unintentional on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain - unintentional in Valproate sodium reports

Time on Valproate sodium when people have Weight gain - unintentional * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain - unintentional51.85%7.41%11.11%0.00%22.22%0.00%7.41%

Gender of people who have Weight gain - unintentional when taking Valproate sodium * :

FemaleMale
Weight gain - unintentional57.10%42.90%

Age of people who have Weight gain - unintentional when taking Valproate sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain - unintentional0.38%1.88%4.14%18.05%25.19%28.57%18.05%3.76%

Severity of Weight gain - unintentional when taking Valproate sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain - unintentional0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight gain - unintentional ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Schizophrenia (66 people, 23.00%)
  2. Epilepsy (51 people, 17.77%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (43 people, 14.98%)
  4. Convulsion (38 people, 13.24%)
  5. Depression (26 people, 9.06%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Clozaril (53 people, 18.47%)
  2. Zyprexa (49 people, 17.07%)
  3. Clonazepam (40 people, 13.94%)
  4. Olanzapine (38 people, 13.24%)
  5. Risperidone (23 people, 8.01%)

* 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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