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From FDA reports: side effects of Epival Tablets for a Female patient aged 12

This is a personalized study for a 12 year old female patient. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 30,770 people who take the same drug and have side effectsfrom FDA.

On Jul, 10, 2014: 30,770 people who reported to have side effects when taking Epival Tablets are studied

Trend of Epival Tablets's drug interactions, side effects, and effectiveness reports (3790870)

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 12

Gender: female

Conditions: Petit Mal Epilepsy

Drugs taking:
- Epival Tablets: used for 6 - 12 months

Side effects have: Hypertrichosis

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes among females aged 12 (±5):

Side effectNumber of reports
Hypertrichosis (hair growth on the body in an amount considered abnormal)19 (2.45%)

Most common side effects experienced by females aged 12 (±5) in the use of Epival Tablets:

Side effectNumber of reports
Pyrexia (fever)142
Weight Increased136
Suicidal Ideation136
Suicide Attempt132
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)117
Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)112
Depression104
Aggression102
Headache (pain in head)92
Psychotic Disorder88

Most common side effects experienced by females aged 12 (±5) in long term use of Epival Tablets:

Side effectNumber of reports
Lethargy (tiredness)21
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)16
Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)15
Stevens-johnson Syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe)15
Skin Exfoliation (removal of the oldest dead skin cells)10
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (systemic activation of blood coagulation)10
Prothrombin Time Prolonged10
Lip Ulceration (ulcer of lip)10
Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time Prolonged10
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)10

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports
Hypertrichosis (hair growth on the body in an amount considered abnormal)36 (0.12%)

Most common side effects experienced by people in the use of Epival Tablets:

Side effectNumber of reports
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)4,736
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus3,485
Weight Increased3,442
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)3,406
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)2,786
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)2,667
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)2,505
Depression2,403
Headache (pain in head)2,355
Drug Ineffective2,304

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use of Epival Tablets:

Side effectNumber of reports
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus208
Blood Cholesterol Increased176
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)169
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)150
Weight Increased146
Vomiting136
Hypertension (high blood pressure)132
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)112
Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)111
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)110

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