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The U.S. Food
and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning on anticonvulsants and the
risk of suicide and suicidal thoughts. The FDA does not recommend that people
stop using these medicines. Instead, people who take anticonvulsant medicine
should be watched closely for
warning signs of suicide. People who take
anticonvulsant medicine and who are worried about this side effect should talk
to a doctor.
Side effects of valproate may include
feeling sleepy and having little energy and an upset stomach. Uncommon side
effects can include weight gain, temporary hair loss, headaches, and confusion.
The medicines may also make
pancreatitis more likely in anyone who takes these
medicines and may make
polycystic ovary syndrome more likely in women who