Review: could Depakote cause Autism?
We study 29,588 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 29 have Autism. Find out below who they are, when they have Autism and more.
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Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,913 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.
Autism (mental condition in which fantasy dominates over reality, as a symptom of schizophrenia and other disorders) (latest reports from 3,458 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, epilepsy, convulsion, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
On Aug, 23, 2014: 29,585 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 29 people (0.10%) have Autism. They amount to 0.84% of all the 3,445 people who have Autism on eHealthMe.
Time on Depakote when people have Autism * :
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Gender of people who have Autism when taking Depakote * :
Age of people who have Autism when taking Depakote * :
Severity of Autism when taking Depakote ** :
How people recovered from Autism ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (13 people, 44.83%)
- Impulsive behaviour (10 people, 34.48%)
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (10 people, 34.48%)
- Rhinitis allergic (10 people, 34.48%)
- Autism (10 people, 34.48%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (16 people, 55.17%)
- Paxil (13 people, 44.83%)
- Lorazepam (12 people, 41.38%)
- Risperdal (12 people, 41.38%)
- Ambien (10 people, 34.48%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 weeks ago):
currently being tested, hearing test passed, balance test i passed solid surface eyes open, foam surface eyes open and closed but failed the eyes closed solid surface, awaiting VNG thought it was caused by topamax as symptoms started after taking meds but once i stopped and was changed over to depakote they never stopped. random can come in clusters or every few weeks
From this study (2 weeks ago):
Concerta XL = 108 mg (morning)
Depakote 500 mg (afternoon)
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From this study (4 weeks ago):
I have had really bad Restless Leg Syndrome since May 2013 and with the help of the Methocarbamol it works wonders. I take 1 to 2 pills every 6 hours or as needed. I saw results within the first use. I would also like to add that it helps with pain that is localized or for pain throughout the body.
Seroquel helped me with my sleep disorders due to my BiPolar and Anxiety issues. I originally started at 100mg at bedtime which was offering me a little relief but my physician bumped it up too 300mg at bedtime where I was getting alot more rest. My anxiety was getting really bad so it was bumped up too 600mg. My anxiety dropped, however, I was sleeping almost 16 hours a day.
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On eHealthMe, Depakote (divalproex sodium) is often used for bipolar disorder. Find out below the conditions Depakote is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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Autism is also known as: Pervasive developmental disorder - autism.
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