Valproate side effects

VALPROATE

  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Appetite increase, so weight gain
  • Lethargy / Liver failure (monitor LFTs during 1st 6 months)
  • Pancreatitis
  • Reversible hair loss (grows back curly, apparently)
  • Oedema
  • Ataxia
  • Teratogenicity, Tremor, Thrombocytopaenia
  • Encephalopathy (due to hyperammonaemia) / Enzyme inducer

Main effects: Valproate Take Lots Of Hair AWay

  • Vomiting and nausea (also any kind of gastric disturbance e.g. diarrhoea)
  • Thrombocytopaenia / Tremor
  • Lethargy
  • Oedema
  • Hair loss / Hyperammonaemia (confusion)
  • Appetite increased / Weight gain
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