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Review: could Depakote cause Diverticulitis?

Summary: Diverticulitis is found among people who take Depakote, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zyprexa, and have Depression.

We study 29,605 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 has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 30,936 Depakote users)

Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 10,150 Diverticulitis patients)

On Jan, 5, 2015: 29,605 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 34 people (0.11%) have Diverticulitis.

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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  • I'm 19 and have been getting large kidney stones for the past few months now. I am curious as to see if the reason why I have been getting them, along with diverticulitis, is because of the types of birth control I have been taking. I took a depo-provera shot every 3 months for about 4 years, and started Sprintec about half a year ago. Are there any connections? I was thinking because the depo reduced calcium in my body, and that taking Sprintec caused a rush of calcium, that might be a reason.

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