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Valporic acid and weight

01/29/2009

Question:

is that possible to have a sudden weight loss while decreaing valporic acid dose (after using 12-14 years continuosly) and then stopped and switched to gradually increased dose of lamictal

Answer:

Valproic acid is known to cause weight gain. An individual can lose the weight they gain when valproic acid is stopped.

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Response by:

David M Ficker, MD David M Ficker, MD
Associate Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati