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Belchertown, MA
A 63-year-old male asked:

I understand divalproex sodium causes weight gain by affecting insulin resistance/metabolic syndrome. what explains the weight gain from gabapentin?

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Dr. Patrick Tapia
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Edema possibly: I know that Gabapentin can lead to changes in fluid distribution in addition to peripheral edema and this may be one possible way that Gabapentin leads to weight gain.
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