Depakote and 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. This review analyzes which people have Autism with Depakote. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 38,658 people who have side effects when taking Depakote from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Sep, 28, 2017
38,658 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote.
Among them, 76 people (0.2%) 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: 26.87 %
- male: 73.13 %
Age of people who have Autism when taking Depakote *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 52.94 %
- 10-19: 41.18 %
- 20-29: 5.88 %
- 30-39: 0.0 %
- 40-49: 0.0 %
- 50-59: 0.0 %
- 60+: 0.0 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Depression (13 people, 17.11%)
- Seizures (4 people, 5.26%)
- Abnormal Behavior (4 people, 5.26%)
- Stress And Anxiety (3 people, 3.95%)
- Migraine (2 people, 2.63%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Paxil (13 people, 17.11%)
- Terbutaline Sulfate (8 people, 10.53%)
- Seroquel (8 people, 10.53%)
- Keppra (7 people, 9.21%)
- Serax (6 people, 7.89%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Developmental Delay (38 people, 50.00%)
- Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy (34 people, 44.74%)
- Anhedonia (31 people, 40.79%)
- Pain (30 people, 39.47%)
- Abnormal Behavior (30 people, 39.47%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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