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Review: could Depakote cause Autism?

We study 29,579 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

Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,897 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Autism

Autism (mental condition in which fantasy dominates over reality, as a symptom of schizophrenia and other disorders) (latest reports from 3,444 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, epilepsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, birth control.

On Jul, 20, 2014: 29,577 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 3,444 people who have Autism on eHealthMe.

Trend of Autism in Depakote reports

Time on Depakote when people have Autism * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Autism0.00%0.00%18.18%0.00%0.00%0.00%81.82%

Gender of people who have Autism when taking Depakote * :

FemaleMale
Autism27.78%72.22%

Age of people who have Autism when taking Depakote * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Autism0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Autism when taking Depakote ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Autism ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (13 people, 44.83%)
  2. Impulsive behaviour (10 people, 34.48%)
  3. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (10 people, 34.48%)
  4. Rhinitis allergic (10 people, 34.48%)
  5. Autism (10 people, 34.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (16 people, 55.17%)
  2. Paxil (13 people, 44.83%)
  3. Lorazepam (12 people, 41.38%)
  4. Risperdal (12 people, 41.38%)
  5. 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 (21 hours ago):

  • I am waking you 4-5 times a week between 3-4 am crying and yelling.I have the same dream every night, detail for detail.it's always the same, I get a call to come to the hospital something to do with my husband. I go there and they don't say anything to me just walk me into a room and he is laying on a bed covered head to toe in a white sheet and his head is wrapped in several sheets. They never ask me to identify him or say a word to me but i know its him.wieirdest most scariest thing in my life. I literally wake up immediately and Ii'm crying, screaming no and calling for him, all sweaty. He gets me up and holi spent ds me and makes sure I see he is ok but th emotional and physical are taking its toll. I feel like something horrible is going t
    To happened to him
    Is this happening from a side affects from my meds or how should i handle this I'm to scared at nights sometimes bc I'm worried about having another of t

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    op_diom on Jul, 6, 2014:

    I had this happen to me all the time. I changed to taking my dosage of suboxone to once in the late morning lunch time period and once before I got to sleep. Taking it spread out during the day and near bedtime keeps your receptors sufficiently blocked all day and night so you don't start experiencing terrors at night due to withdrawal. Helped me tremendously and I can honestly say those night terrors I experienced during withdrawal and weaning periods were some of the most horrific experiences I have ever gone through in my entire life. One you start to wean off, cut down slivers each week or two -- take your time

    Reply

  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • I would like to know what these symptoms may be
    I have bumps on the sides of my fingers and toes
    I feel tingling and prickling sensation and some
    Musle pain randomly on my body

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Leg/left weakness and gives out
    Degenerative disc disease
    L1 S5 herniation/bulging
    Numbness tingling loss of use and feeling left leg
    Severe pain

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