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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 3,287 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.

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Depakote er

Depakote er has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 3,681 Depakote er users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, acne. (latest reports from 277,322 Depression patients)

On Mar, 6, 2015: 3,287 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.

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