Depakote er and Depression
This is a study of Depression among people who take Depakote er. The study analyzes: the time on Depakote er when people have Depression, gender and age of these people, the severity of Depression, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Depakote er. In total 2,667 Depakote er users are studied. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and is updated regularly.
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Depakote er has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is used in bipolar disorder, epilepsy, bipolar i disorder, seizures, mood swings. Commonly reported side effects of Depakote er include convulsion, type 2 diabetes, weight increased, tremor, drowsiness.
Depression has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure.
On May, 23, 2013: 2,667 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote er. Among them, 93 people (3.49%) have Depression.
Time on Depakote er when people have Depression * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Depression when taking Depakote er * :
Age of people who have Depression when taking Depakote er * :
Severity of Depression when taking Depakote er ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Depression ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (37 people, 39.78%)
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (20 people, 21.51%)
- Depression (19 people, 20.43%)
- Asthma (14 people, 15.05%)
- Convulsion (12 people, 12.90%)
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Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lamictal (33 people, 35.48%)
- Seroquel (27 people, 29.03%)
- Geodon (18 people, 19.35%)
- Lexapro (17 people, 18.28%)
- Cylert (17 people, 18.28%)
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Depakote Er (divalproex sodium) is often used for bipolar disorder. Find out below the conditions Depakote Er is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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From this study (2 years ago):
been on depakote over 25 years; has mental retardation from birth; loss of appetite with weight loss; crying, humming, cannot process thoughts; sleepy, tired, lethargic;
From this study (3 years ago):
They can't totally control my bipolar. I ahve tired so many medications. I just recently dropped Welbutrin and Lamactil. I got to the point where I couldn't think, concentrate or remember. It took me twice as long to do my job. I was falling asleep driving at work and driving.
I've gained 50 pounds in the first 4 years of my bipolar treatment, then lost 60 pounds. I've gained 20 in last year and am unable to exercise because everytime i excercise I crash. I get so aggitated and angry and I can't think. I stuff my face withi food. I get a headache. I feel like I'm going to explode.
Everyone just wants me to take more medicine or the latest is that I havae Central Sleep Apnea and Narcolepsy (neither of which I have had in the past and I am still only 145 pounds).
I've been diagnosed with hypoglycemia a long time ago. No one has every told me that my meds might make this worse.
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