eHealthMe - Personalized health information & community eHealthMe - Personalized health information & community

Personalized health information & community

  Tools   Community
All drugs: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
All conditions: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Check symptoms       Compare drugs       Ask question       Write review       Answered/ Unanswered       Reviews

Review: could Depakote er cause Depression?

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 Lamictal, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 3,285 people who have side effects while taking Depakote er from FDA and social media. Among them, 107 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Depakote er and have Depression >>>

 

 

 

 

Depakote er

Depakote er has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 3,677 Depakote er users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 276,944 Depression patients)

On Jan, 24, 2015: 3,285 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote er. Among them, 107 people (3.26%) have Depression.

Trend of Depression in Depakote er reports

Time on Depakote er when people have Depression * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Depression30.00%30.00%5.00%0.00%15.00%10.00%10.00%

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

FemaleMale
Depression63.57%36.43%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression0.00%0.00%10.53%15.79%13.68%18.95%30.53%10.53%

Severity of Depression when taking Depakote er ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Depression60.00%20.00%20.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Depression ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Depression0.00%66.67%33.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (39 people, 36.45%)
  2. Depression (23 people, 21.50%)
  3. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (20 people, 18.69%)
  4. Convulsion (15 people, 14.02%)
  5. Asthma (14 people, 13.08%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lamictal (36 people, 33.64%)
  2. Seroquel (31 people, 28.97%)
  3. Geodon (19 people, 17.76%)
  4. Lexapro (18 people, 16.82%)
  5. Prozac (17 people, 15.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

Do you have Depression while taking Depakote Er?

You are not alone! Join a mobile support group:
- support group for people who take Depakote er and have Depression
- support group for people who take Depakote er
- support group for people who have Depression

Recent conversations of related support groups:

Drugs in real world that are associated with:

Could your condition cause:

Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Bipolar 2 since 1975. recently d/c'd lithium. looking for a treatment that will not make glaucoma condition worse (1 answer)
    I am trying to determine which medication to use now that my 40 year successful run with Lithium is over. (The kdneys say it's time to quit). However, I do not want to increase intraocular pressure by using a medication known to increase said pressure. Most importantly, I do not want to lose my livelihood or cause my family and friends unforeseen difficulty due to ineffective medications. I have little faith in the alternatives and see Depakote, Geodon, and Lamictal as poor seconds at
    best. Any suggestions???
  • How do i change the drugs listed for me?
    sleep disorders, disorientation, trouble concentrating
  • Can clyndamican cause a seizure while taking depakote
    I am currently taking Depakote Extended Realease 1000mgs at bedtime with Clyndamican an antibiotic. I have been feeling dizzy, fatigue, headaches, body aches, sore throat, and pain and pressure in my chest. I would like to know if these two medications mixed together are causing me these problems, and if it can cause me a seizure.
  • Since starting coumadin i am exhausted all the time and have muscle and joint pain. (2 answers)
    In 2012 I had two PE's and four DVT's; I was diagnosed with a clotting disorder; after several hospitalizations they put an IVC filter in. Within a few months I was diagnosed with RA, Rheumatoid Arthritis. I am chronically exhausted, I have muscle pain - sometimes the pain in my upper legs/thighs is so severe I have lift my leg with my hands to get it into the car. Overtime I lost my livelihood and have become very depressed. Doctors say these symtoms are not related to any of the drugs I am taking.
  • Can i take garcinia cambogia while taking adderall, lithium, latuda
    I would like to start taking Garcinia Cambogia diet supplement colon cleansing regimen but I don't know if I can on these medications or not. Please help?

More questions for: Depakote er, Depression

You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):

  • Low potasium and mood
    While being treated for cancer about 3 years ago and thus taking a number of blood tests, I was diagnosed with low potassium level and prescribed a regular dosage. I had noticed that when I forgot to take my potassium pills, I soon began to feel more depressed than usual and to feel anxious. Taking the ills soon alleviated these symptoms. (I have had depression for most of my life but long ago decided against taking any of the anti-depression Rx pills because I disliked their side effects, especially on my ability to think clearly.) Very recently I finally got around to looking on the Internet to see whether low potassium was associated with mood disorders _ and I found that it was. This site apparently didn't study anyone my age (I'm 78), so I decided to offer these comments. I have at least one grandchild who has been formally diagnosed with depression, and one who is ADHD. Before finding that the relationship of mood and low potassium was formally known, I had suggested to their parent in a low-key way that perhaps she and they should check with their doctors about their potassium levels. Now I'm quite sure that is something they and their doctors should consider. Meanwhile, I am glad to have found formal study of what had been to me only an anecdotal kind of belief that the two were linked. More importantly, in all my years of doctor visits, no doctor and no psychologist has ever mentioned this link to me. Therefore, I hope that somehow this link is brought more to the forefront of medical attention.
  • Suboxone treatment may have caused my trichotillomania
    It's a long story of how I became addicted to opiates after 15+ years of chronic pain, but I decided to give up pain killers and try suboxone/subutex treatment. Shortly thereafter, I began pulling hair. First from my head, then when the bald spots became too obvious I started pulling from all over. It seemed to be triggered by stress or anxiety but not always. I did not make an association until recently, when I finally stopped the suboxone. It was two weeks of miserable withdrawal, much worse than from pain killers themselves, but I am finally out of the haze I'd be in all of that time, and I have no urge to pull hair whatsoever. I don't know how often the association of suboxone use and trichotillomania has been examined, but I wanted to share my experience in case anyone else is in a similar situation. Also, if you are considering starting suboxone treatment, don't. Withdrawal from opiates will lead to a few pretty rough days, but that's nothing compared to what you'll go through during suboxone withdrawal.
  • Librium 25mg and wellbutrin 300mg for >1 month
    I've been taking librium twice daily, morning and night, for about 3 months now along with wellbutrin XL in the morning. I've basically had the mood of "I don't care" and a great boost in confidence.
  • Melixacam and depression
    For herniated disc I was prescribed meloxicam . I experienced nausea, dizziness, and overwhelming depression. By the evening it had worn off and it did nothing for my pain and perhaps even increased my aching pain. Several months later I tried it again and had the same reaction. I was not taking any other medication with it. I do not suffer from depression and I am an active upbeat person.
  • Amitriptyline involuntary eye movements
    I've began having sparatic involuntary eye movements a few days after I started taking amitriptyline. It's not faint either, it's like my eye is having a seizure, emabrassing. Just wanted to share.

More reviews for: Depakote er, Depression

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Got the paranoia after I started meds

    Reply

  • From this study (10 months ago):

  • Sleep study showed snoring problem and advised me to go to ENT. Also to discuss ringing in the ear. Going to set appointment

    Bladder mesh surgery for incontinence in May 2013.

    Bikini cut FULL hysterectomy in Jan. 2014

    Gastroenterologist appointment April 10th, 2014 perforation of the intestine.

    Reply

  • From this study (10 months ago):

  • symptoms became pronounced immediately after introduction of olanzapine (5mg), No previous history of paranoia

    Reply

Post a new comment    OR    Read more comments

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.

   

About - Terms of service - Privacy policy - Press - Testimonials - Contact us

 
© 2015 eHealthMe.com. All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of eHealthMe.com's terms of service and privacy policy.