Weight gain during treatment with valproate.

  title={Weight gain during treatment with valproate.},
  author={H Dinesen and Lennart Gram and Teis Andersen and Mogens Hansen Dam},
  journal={Acta neurologica Scandinavica},
  volume={70 2},
An analysis was made of weight changes during treatment with valproate in 63 adult epileptic patients. 36 patients (57%) gained more than 4 kg in weight during treatment, while 27 patients (43%) were stable in weight with weight changes of less than +/- 4 kg. There were no significant differences between weight gainers and weight-stable patients with regard to age, sex, pretreatment overweight, duration of treatment, dosage or serum levels of valproate. From structured patient interviews, it… CONTINUE READING

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