Review: could Depakote cause Ammonia increased?
This is a review of Ammonia increased by studying 29,382 people who take Depakote. We analyze: the time on Depakote when people have Ammonia increased, gender and age of these people, the severity of Ammonia increased, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Depakote. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,846 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder, epilepsy. Commonly reported side effects of Depakote include weight increased, convulsion, convulsion prophylaxis, fatigue, diabetes.
Ammonia increased (latest reports from 12,206 patients) has been reported by people with hepatitis c, hepatic neoplasm malignant, convulsion, epilepsy, high blood pressure.
On Feb, 16, 2014: 28,455 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 301 people (1.06%) have Ammonia Increased.
Time on Depakote when people have Ammonia increased * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Ammonia increased||49.09%||20.00%||12.73%||7.27%||7.27%||1.82%||1.82% |
Gender of people who have Ammonia increased when taking Depakote * :
|Ammonia increased||44.65%||55.35% |
Age of people who have Ammonia increased when taking Depakote * :
|Ammonia increased||0.00%||2.99%||10.68%||15.81%||17.52%||16.24%||20.51%||16.24% |
Severity of Ammonia increased when taking Depakote ** :
How people recovered from Ammonia increased ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (39 people, 12.96%)
- Convulsion (36 people, 11.96%)
- Bipolar i disorder (16 people, 5.32%)
- Epilepsy (11 people, 3.65%)
- Depression (8 people, 2.66%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Depakote er (72 people, 23.92%)
- Atenolol (35 people, 11.63%)
- Aspirin (25 people, 8.31%)
- Folic acid (24 people, 7.97%)
- Carbamazepine (22 people, 7.31%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Was taken to the hospital by daughter because of dementia type symptoms while on pain meds for back and being a heavy smoker. Was diagnosed in the hospital with COPD and aspiration pneumonia. Was put on Bi-pap machine but confusion symptoms did not improve. Ammonia levels were checked and were in the 70's. My liver was checked and was fine. Was given Lactulose and symptoms improved every day. After being released from the hospital with new meds, smoke cessation, and ammonia levels in the 20's.. 5 days later my daughter took me back because of more confusion symptoms. Ammonia levels were back up to 45 and they gave me more lactulose to take home to use and symptoms have improved. So at this point it seems my COPD is under control but I am constantly worried about my ammonia levels increasing. I dont want to over take any lactulose because I dont want to mess up my potassium levels. So what's causing the ammonia to increase??
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