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Review: could Valproic acid cause Hypothyroidism?





Summary: Hypothyroidism is found among people who take Valproic acid, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, also take medication Risperidone, and have Depression.

We study 9,150 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.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Valproic acid and have Hypothyroidism >>>

Valproic acid

Valproic acid has active ingredients of valproic acid. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Valproic acid 9,305 users)

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, depression, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Hypothyroidism 43,269 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 9,150 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 ** :

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How people recovered from Hypothyroidism ** :

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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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