Does depakote really make u gain weight my husbands been taking it for a few months for bipolar disorder seems to be working:) but we both want to know if this medicine is known for causing a lot if weight gain? Anyone experience this...
It can cause weight gain....there is actually a lot of bipolar meds that can cause weight gain. Abilify, Seroquel, and Risperidone can sometimes cause weight gain.
That being said it is often a small percentage of people that experience weight gain from these medicines. I take Seroquel and for the first month or so I started gaining a little weight but I started forcing myself to eat a descent breakfast, a small lunch, and a healthy dinner. I try to not eat too late in the evening (after 6:00) and I never eat right before bed.
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