Could Depakote cause Diverticulitis - from FDA reports


Summary

Diverticulitis is found among people who take Depakote, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Zyprexa, and have Depression . We study 36,649 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA. Among them, 32 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 Depakote 39,075 users)

Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 14,675 Diverticulitis patients).

On Jan, 10, 2017

36,649 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote.
Among them, 32 people (0.09%) have Diverticulitis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Depakote cause Diverticulitis?

Time on Depakote when people have Diverticulitis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 66.67 %

Gender of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Depakote *:

  • female: 59.38 %
  • male: 40.62 %

Age of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Depakote *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.17 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 20.83 %
  • 40-49: 25.0 %
  • 50-59: 12.5 %
  • 60+: 37.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (11 people, 34.38%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (7 people, 21.88%)
  • Pain (4 people, 12.50%)
  • Migraine (4 people, 12.50%)
  • Convulsion (4 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zyprexa (11 people, 34.38%)
  • Zoloft (10 people, 31.25%)
  • Seroquel (9 people, 28.12%)
  • Risperdal (7 people, 21.88%)
  • Lexapro (6 people, 18.75%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Tooth Abscess (7 people, 21.88%)
  • Abdominal Pain (7 people, 21.88%)
  • Fall (6 people, 18.75%)
  • Diarrhea (6 people, 18.75%)
  • Constipation (6 people, 18.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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