Review: could Depakote cause Diabetic Gastroparesis?


Diabetic gastroparesis is found among people who take Depakote, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 26,356 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 35 have Diabetic gastroparesis. Find out below who they are, when they have Diabetic gastroparesis and more.

You are not alone

Join a support group for people who take Depakote and have Diabetic gastroparesis >>>

Personalized health information

On eHealthMe you can find out what patients like me (same gender, age) reported their drugs and conditions on FDA and social media since 1977. Our tools are free and anonymous. 86 million people have used us. 300+ peer-reviewed medical journals have referenced our original studies. Start now >>>


Depakote has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Depakote 30,545 users)

Diabetic Gastroparesis

Diabetic gastroparesis (paralysis of the muscles of the stomach caused by diabetes) has been reported by people with electrocardiogram qt prolonged, breathing difficulty, extrapyramidal disorder, stress and anxiety, tardive dyskinesia (latest reports from 580 Diabetic gastroparesis patients).

On Jul, 29, 2016

26,356 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote.
Among them, 35 people (0.13%) have Diabetic Gastroparesis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Depakote cause Diabetic gastroparesis?

Time on Depakote when people have Diabetic Gastroparesis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 50.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.33 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Diabetic Gastroparesis when taking Depakote *:

  • female: 31.43 %
  • male: 68.57 %

Age of people who have Diabetic Gastroparesis when taking Depakote *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.94 %
  • 30-39: 41.18 %
  • 40-49: 32.35 %
  • 50-59: 17.65 %
  • 60+: 5.88 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (16 people)
  • Depression (10 people)
  • Anxiety (10 people)
  • Hypertension (5 people)
  • Psychotic Disorder (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (25 people)
  • Zyprexa (18 people)
  • Lipitor (10 people)
  • Klonopin (7 people)
  • Haldol (7 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

Do you have Diabetic gastroparesis when taking Depakote?

Browse all side effects of Depakote

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Drugs that are associated with Diabetic gastroparesis

Diabetic gastroparesis

Could your condition cause Diabetic gastroparesis

Diabetic gastroparesis

Can you answer these questions?

More questions for: Depakote, Diabetic gastroparesis

You may be interested in these reviews

More reviews for: Depakote, Diabetic gastroparesis

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.