A 63-year-old male asked:
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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
12 years experience Psychiatry
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.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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