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Epilim (sodium valproate) - wrecks havoc with thyroid?


I've been taking both Epilim (sodium valproate) and Tegretol (carbamazepine) for about 20+ years. I read a medical paper sometime ago that mentioned Epilim can disrupt the thyroid functions. I can't find the paper as I'd like to investigate this further, but I'll post it here if I track it down!

Was wondering if anybody here either has experienced this, or knows somebody whose thyroid has been affected by this drug?

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Hi, Might this have been the paper you saw? Jane x

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Thanks Jane! If anyone's interested, there's also been a recent trial where both drugs mentioned were suspected of altering the thyroid:


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