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Antiepileptic Drugs and Weight Change 

Antiepileptic Drugs and Weight Change
Antiepileptic Drugs and Weight Change

Ali A. Asadi-Pooya

and Michael R. Sperling

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date: 23 October 2019

Many patients experience weight change after starting an antiepileptic drug (AED). Some AEDs are associated with weight loss, some with weight gain, and others have no effect. Weight gain is associated with an increased risk of comorbidities (e.g., type 2 diabetes mellitus and heart diseases) and impairs quality of life and self-esteem.

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