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Will Depakote make me gain weight?

You could gain weight while taking Depakote but you may be more likely to lose a few pounds. For reasons that are not fully understood, Depakote causes some people to lose their appetites. Meanwhile, others notice that they feel hungrier. Some people taking Depakote develop swollen faces, which is caused by fluid buildup. If that happens to you, call your doctor.

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