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Valporic acid and weight



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


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