Depakote er and Depression - from FDA reports


Summary

Depression is found among people who take Depakote Er, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 3,693 people who have side effects while taking Depakote er from FDA. Among them, 130 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Depakote Er

Depakote er has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Depakote er 4,511 users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, quit smoking, pain (latest reports from 365,316 Depression patients).

On Feb, 24, 2017

3,693 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote Er.
Among them, 130 people (3.52%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Depakote er cause Depression?

Time on Depakote Er when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 26.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 6.67 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Depakote Er *:

  • female: 64.84 %
  • male: 35.16 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Depakote Er *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 8.6 %
  • 20-29: 15.05 %
  • 30-39: 16.13 %
  • 40-49: 18.28 %
  • 50-59: 30.11 %
  • 60+: 11.83 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (38 people, 29.23%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (21 people, 16.15%)
  • Sleep Disorder (15 people, 11.54%)
  • Convulsion (15 people, 11.54%)
  • Insomnia (13 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (30 people, 23.08%)
  • Lamictal (26 people, 20.00%)
  • Lexapro (14 people, 10.77%)
  • Prozac (12 people, 9.23%)
  • Geodon (12 people, 9.23%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (44 people, 33.85%)
  • Headache (25 people, 19.23%)
  • Insomnia (23 people, 17.69%)
  • Weight Decreased (22 people, 16.92%)
  • Drowsiness (21 people, 16.15%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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