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Review: could Depakote cause Drug level increased?





Summary: Drug level increased is found among people who take Depakote, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Depakote er, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 29,601 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 has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Depakote 30,928 users)

Drug level increased

Drug level increased has been reported by people with schizophrenia, depression, convulsion, high blood pressure, epilepsy.(latest reports from Drug level increased 6,116 patients)

On Nov, 30, 2014: 29,598 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 160 people (0.54%) have Drug Level Increased.

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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