Could Depakote cause Autism - from FDA reports


Summary

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 33,939 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA. Among them, 70 have Autism. Find out below who they are, when they have Autism and more.

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Depakote

Depakote has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Depakote 39,050 users)

Autism

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 3,162 Autism patients).

On Nov, 23, 2016

33,939 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote.
Among them, 70 people (0.21%) have Autism


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Depakote cause Autism?

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: 27.42 %
  • male: 72.58 %

Age of people who have Autism when taking Depakote *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 64.29 %
  • 10-19: 35.71 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Paxil (13 people, 18.57%)
  • Terbutaline Sulfate (8 people, 11.43%)
  • Seroquel (8 people, 11.43%)
  • Serax (6 people, 8.57%)
  • Morphine (6 people, 8.57%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Depression (13 people, 18.57%)
  • Epilepsy (6 people, 8.57%)
  • Abnormal Behaviour (4 people, 5.71%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Developmental Delay (36 people, 51.43%)
  • Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy (31 people, 44.29%)
  • Pain (30 people, 42.86%)
  • Anhedonia (30 people, 42.86%)
  • Emotional Distress (27 people, 38.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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