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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

Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,909 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 3,448 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, epilepsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, birth control.

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.

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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • Patient was perscribed these drugs and hadn't been taking them for start 2 to 4 months decided take them after wife who he isn't recently living with said needs to be. Was under influence of narcotics at time I assume said she brought him up with her too work and noticed he was speaking funny night before so she asked him what was wrong he said he just took his meds he was physically active night before and everything then mercy afternoon he was like described as and I quote a drunk like effect

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Haldol caused jaundice and diagnosed with hep c. After many tests and off haldol specialists said it was false positive. Risperadol and depakote raised ammonia levels. Causing psychotic episode s.latuda caused raised ammonia levels, and also, risperdone had me near obeasity! Have I bbeen misdiagnosed?

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Currently undergoing tests to determine type of cyst and whether or not it is cancerous.

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