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 9,153 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 has active ingredients of valproic acid. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 9,308 Valproic acid users)
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 49,666 Hypothyroidism patients)
On Mar, 1, 2015: 9,152 people reported to have side effects when taking Valproic acid. Among them, 34 people (0.37%) have Hypothyroidism.
Time on Valproic acid when people have Hypothyroidism * :
Gender of people who have Hypothyroidism when taking Valproic acid * :
Age of people who have Hypothyroidism when taking Valproic acid * :
Severity of Hypothyroidism when taking Valproic acid ** :
How people recovered from Hypothyroidism ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (4 people, 11.76%)
- Bipolar disorder (4 people, 11.76%)
- Mania (2 people, 5.88%)
- Schizoaffective disorder (2 people, 5.88%)
- Psychotic disorder (2 people, 5.88%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Risperidone (11 people, 32.35%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (9 people, 26.47%)
- Quetiapine (6 people, 17.65%)
- Zocor (6 people, 17.65%)
- Neurontin (5 people, 14.71%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of side effects of Lithium Carbonate for a 67-year old woman with Bipolar Disorder. The patient has Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development), Dry Mouth, Weight Gain, Sleepiness - During The Day (excess sleeping during day time)
- A study of side effects of Provera for a 20-year old woman with Amenorrhoea. The patient has Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development)
- A study of drug interactions between Celexa, Clonazepam, Valproic Acid for a 33-year old man with Bipolar Disorder, Panic Disorder. The patient has Impaired Memory, Memory Impairment, Disturbance In Attention, Cognitive Deterioration
- A study of side effects of NyQuil for a 46-year old woman with Sleep - Natural Short Sleeper. The patient has Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development)
- A study of drug interactions between Senna, Levothyroxine Sodium, Paxil Cr, Oxycodone, Omeprazole for a 44-year old woman with Constipation, Hypothyroidism, Anxiety Disorder, Degenerative Joint Disease, Gerd. The patient has Hypothyroidism, Swollen Eye Or Conjunctiva, Swollen Eyelid, Swollen Lymph Nodes, Gerd
Recent Valproic acid related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Depakene, Topamax for a 5-year old boy who has Seizures
- Comparions of Quetiapine Fumarate, Valproic Acid for a 28-year old man who has Hypomania
- Comparions of Tegretol-xr, Depakene for a 24-year old man who has Epilepsy
- Comparions of Flurazepam Hydrochloride, Lorazepam, Valproic Acid, Methamphetamine Hydrochloride, Olanzapine for a 27-year old man who has Borderline Personality Disorder
- Comparions of Insulin, Propranolol Hydrochloride, Emsam, Oxycontin, Valproic Acid for a 58-year old man who has Neuropathy Peripheral
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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