Review: could Depakote cause Drug level increased?
We study 29,579 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 (latest outcomes from 30,897 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.
Drug level increased
Drug level increased (latest reports from 26,505 patients) has been reported by people with schizophrenia, depression, convulsion, high blood pressure, epilepsy.
On Jul, 26, 2014: 29,579 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 26,505 people who have Drug Level Increased on eHealthMe.
Time on Depakote when people have Drug level increased * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Drug level increased||43.59%||17.95%||7.69%||12.82%||15.38%||2.56%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Drug level increased when taking Depakote * :
|Drug level increased||58.58%||41.42% |
Age of people who have Drug level increased when taking Depakote * :
|Drug level increased||0.00%||7.33%||13.33%||10.67%||14.67%||14.67%||27.33%||12.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (55 people, 34.38%)
- Convulsion (29 people, 18.12%)
- Pain (21 people, 13.12%)
- Schizophrenia (14 people, 8.75%)
- Hallucination (14 people, 8.75%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Depakote er (72 people, 45.00%)
- Atenolol (45 people, 28.12%)
- Folic acid (42 people, 26.25%)
- Levetiracetam (38 people, 23.75%)
- Zyprexa (27 people, 16.88%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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