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Review: could Depakote cause Autism?

Summary: Autism could be caused by Depakote, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old, also take Seroquel, and have Depression.

We study 29,548 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 30,866 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 3,400 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, epilepsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, birth control.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 29,405 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 29 people (0.10%) have Autism. They amount to 0.85% of all the 3,396 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 (22 hours ago):

  • We have been trying to have a baby for 2 yrs. My wife got pregnant before Christmas and miss carried at 9 weeks. I was on 1000 mg of depakote daily for 2 yrs. Have been off for 4 months now

    Reply

  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • rick on Apr, 17, 2014:

    You and the other 41 men who participated in this study are all wrong. All of you. All of those side effects are from dapakote alone. Not marijuana. Actually marijuana will help you alleviate the dapakote side effects. Most of them except fatigue and hair loss.
    Personally I think they make dapakote out of super concentrated weed. Feels the same!

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • After doubling my Depakote dose, my abdomen is swollen and I am so dizzy and hallucinating so badly I can barely read. My nausea and pain are so severe, very effective drugs at doses that are a significant amount to my system are barely helping. Due to the weather and thus swelling of my previous Chiai Malformation Decompression Brain Surgery site, I have significant and debilitating headache pain and other Chiari symptoms are much worse than usual.

    Reply

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