Depakote er and Depression - from FDA reports
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 Stress and anxiety. This review analyzes which people have Depression with Depakote er. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,866 people who have side effects when taking Depakote er from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Sep, 15, 2017
3,866 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote er.
Among them, 141 people (3.65%) have Depression
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Depakote er when people have Depression *:
- < 1 month: 42.11 %
- 1 - 6 months: 15.79 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 10.53 %
- 2 - 5 years: 26.32 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 5.26 %
Gender of people who have Depression when taking Depakote er *:
- female: 65.47 %
- male: 34.53 %
Age of people who have Depression when taking Depakote er *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 8.16 %
- 20-29: 15.31 %
- 30-39: 15.31 %
- 40-49: 18.37 %
- 50-59: 30.61 %
- 60+: 12.24 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Stress And Anxiety (21 people, 14.89%)
- Sleep Disorder (15 people, 10.64%)
- Convulsion (15 people, 10.64%)
- Insomnia (13 people, 9.22%)
- Pain (12 people, 8.51%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Seroquel (30 people, 21.28%)
- Lamictal (26 people, 18.44%)
- Prozac (15 people, 10.64%)
- Lexapro (14 people, 9.93%)
- Cymbalta (12 people, 8.51%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Stress And Anxiety (44 people, 31.21%)
- Insomnia (26 people, 18.44%)
- Headache (25 people, 17.73%)
- Weight Decreased (23 people, 16.31%)
- Drowsiness (23 people, 16.31%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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