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Review: could Depakote cause Drug level increased?

We study 29,588 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 160 have Drug level increased. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug level increased 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.

Drug level increased

Drug level increased (latest reports from 26,560 patients) has been reported by people with schizophrenia, depression, convulsion, high blood pressure, epilepsy.

On Aug, 26, 2014: 29,588 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 160 people (0.54%) have Drug Level Increased. They amount to 0.60% of all the 26,552 people who have Drug Level Increased on eHealthMe.

Trend of Drug level increased in Depakote reports

Time on Depakote when people have Drug level increased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drug level increased43.59%17.95%7.69%12.82%15.38%2.56%0.00%

Gender of people who have Drug level increased when taking Depakote * :

FemaleMale
Drug level increased58.58%41.42%

Age of people who have Drug level increased when taking Depakote * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drug level increased0.00%7.33%13.33%10.67%14.67%14.67%27.33%12.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (55 people, 34.38%)
  2. Convulsion (29 people, 18.12%)
  3. Pain (21 people, 13.12%)
  4. Schizophrenia (14 people, 8.75%)
  5. Hallucination (14 people, 8.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Depakote er (72 people, 45.00%)
  2. Atenolol (45 people, 28.12%)
  3. Folic acid (42 people, 26.25%)
  4. Levetiracetam (38 people, 23.75%)
  5. Zyprexa (27 people, 16.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • currently being tested, hearing test passed, balance test i passed solid surface eyes open, foam surface eyes open and closed but failed the eyes closed solid surface, awaiting VNG thought it was caused by topamax as symptoms started after taking meds but once i stopped and was changed over to depakote they never stopped. random can come in clusters or every few weeks

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  • I have had really bad Restless Leg Syndrome since May 2013 and with the help of the Methocarbamol it works wonders. I take 1 to 2 pills every 6 hours or as needed. I saw results within the first use. I would also like to add that it helps with pain that is localized or for pain throughout the body.

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