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Review: could Valproic acid cause Hypothyroidism?

We study 9,147 people who have side effects while taking Valproic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 34 have Hypothyroidism. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypothyroidism and more.

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Valproic acid

Valproic acid (latest outcomes from 9,303 users) has active ingredients of valproic acid. It is often used in epilepsy.

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development) (latest reports from 129,276 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, depression, multiple sclerosis.

On Sep, 13, 2014: 9,147 people reported to have side effects when taking Valproic acid. Among them, 34 people (0.37%) have Hypothyroidism.

Trend of Hypothyroidism in Valproic acid reports

Time on Valproic acid when people have Hypothyroidism * :

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Gender of people who have Hypothyroidism when taking Valproic acid * :

FemaleMale
Hypothyroidism32.43%67.57%

Age of people who have Hypothyroidism when taking Valproic acid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hypothyroidism8.57%5.71%2.86%14.29%25.71%25.71%8.57%8.57%

Severity of Hypothyroidism when taking Valproic acid ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Hypothyroidism ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (4 people, 11.76%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (4 people, 11.76%)
  3. Mania (2 people, 5.88%)
  4. Schizoaffective disorder (2 people, 5.88%)
  5. Psychotic disorder (2 people, 5.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Risperidone (11 people, 32.35%)
  2. Levothyroxine sodium (9 people, 26.47%)
  3. Quetiapine (6 people, 17.65%)
  4. Zocor (6 people, 17.65%)
  5. Neurontin (5 people, 14.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • I take two tablets of Depakin chrono (valproic acid) total 1000 at night one time. it helps me in getting sleep, otherwise I'm not able to. however during the day im so dizzy.

    I thinking of trying to cut it off totally

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • No weight problems until started taking the pravastatin and the levothyroxine
    , started both meds same time

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • my son has been taking depakine chrono 500 for 6 years now, he had two seizures when he was 9 years old on the same day, two hours apart, he did`t have any sort of movment when he had them, it was like he froze for 4 minutes or so in both times, on the same day he started taking depakine and didn`t have any thing of the kind since, about two years ago i started noticing strange face expressions , like he was swallowing and squinching his mouth, and doesn`t stop till i shout or move him, and eventually he stops even if i don`t call out his name,
    he says he doesnt control it,and feel as if there is a soft and warm sensation making him do them. i consulted many doctors, the last one said they`r tics & nothing to be afraid of, I worry for my son, and want to be sure that they`r not signs of something else,
    the last doctor told me that we must start cutting down on the medication since he is seizure free for this long.

    Reply

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