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Review: could Valproic acid cause Hypothyroidism?

Summary: Hypothyroidism could be caused by Valproic acid, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, also take Risperidone, and have Depression.

We study 9,141 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.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 9,127 people reported to have side effects when taking Valproic acid. Among them, 34 people (0.37%) have Hypothyroidism. They amount to 0.03% of all the 128,023 people who have Hypothyroidism on eHealthMe.

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. Metabolic syndrome (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. Effexor (5 people, 14.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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