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Review: could Depakote cause Diverticulitis?

We study 29,591 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 34 have Diverticulitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Diverticulitis and more.

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Depakote

Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,913 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall) (latest reports from 64,306 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma.

On Aug, 31, 2014: 29,588 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 34 people (0.11%) have Diverticulitis. They amount to 0.05% of all the 64,132 people who have Diverticulitis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Diverticulitis in Depakote reports

Time on Depakote when people have Diverticulitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diverticulitis0.00%40.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%40.00%

Gender of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Depakote * :

FemaleMale
Diverticulitis59.52%40.48%

Age of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Depakote * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diverticulitis0.00%0.00%3.45%0.00%20.69%31.03%17.24%27.59%

Severity of Diverticulitis when taking Depakote ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diverticulitis0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Diverticulitis ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diverticulitis0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (15 people, 44.12%)
  2. Migraine (10 people, 29.41%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (9 people, 26.47%)
  4. Headache (8 people, 23.53%)
  5. Insomnia (8 people, 23.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zyprexa (12 people, 35.29%)
  2. Zoloft (11 people, 32.35%)
  3. Seroquel (11 people, 32.35%)
  4. Depakote er (10 people, 29.41%)
  5. Gabapentin (8 people, 23.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Concerta XL = 108 mg (morning)

    Depakote 500 mg (afternoon)

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    Seroquel helped me with my sleep disorders due to my BiPolar and Anxiety issues. I originally started at 100mg at bedtime which was offering me a little relief but my physician bumped it up too 300mg at bedtime where I was getting alot more rest. My anxiety was getting really bad so it was bumped up too 600mg. My anxiety dropped, however, I was sleeping almost 16 hours a day.

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