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Does sodium valporate make my son gain weight ?

My son is starting to use sodium valporate for epilepsy , he is 12 and already on the chunky side the last thing we want is him to put any weight on, does the medication make him gain weight or will it give him a greater appetite
Fri, 18 Feb 2011
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Hi.welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.weight gain is reported in persons taking valproate.contact treating doctor to rule out other causes.
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