Could Depakote cause Autism - from FDA reports
Autism is found among people who take Depakote, especially for people who are male, 2-9 old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Paxil, and have Depression . We study 36,649 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA. Among them, 71 have Autism. Find out below who they are, when they have Autism and more.
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Depakote has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Depakote 39,075 users)
Autism (a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, epilepsy, drug exposure during pregnancy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (latest reports from 3,167 Autism patients).
On Dec, 27, 2016
36,649 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote.
Among them, 71 people (0.19%) have Autism
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Depakote when people have Autism *:
- < 1 month: 0.0 %
- 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
- 6 - 12 months: 18.18 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 81.82 %
Gender of people who have Autism when taking Depakote *:
- female: 28.57 %
- male: 71.43 %
Age of people who have Autism when taking Depakote *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 60.0 %
- 10-19: 33.33 %
- 20-29: 6.67 %
- 30-39: 0.0 %
- 40-49: 0.0 %
- 50-59: 0.0 %
- 60+: 0.0 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Depression (13 people, 18.31%)
- Epilepsy (6 people, 8.45%)
- Abnormal Behaviour (4 people, 5.63%)
- Stress And Anxiety (3 people, 4.23%)
- Migraine (2 people, 2.82%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Paxil (13 people, 18.31%)
- Terbutaline Sulfate (8 people, 11.27%)
- Seroquel (8 people, 11.27%)
- Tylenol (6 people, 8.45%)
- Morphine (6 people, 8.45%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Developmental Delay (36 people, 50.70%)
- Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy (31 people, 43.66%)
- Pain (30 people, 42.25%)
- Anhedonia (30 people, 42.25%)
- Emotional Distress (27 people, 38.03%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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