Review: could Depakote cause Increased thirst?
Summary: Increased thirst could be caused by Depakote, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Zyprexa, and have Bipolar disorder.
We study 29,548 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 61 have Increased thirst. Find out below who they are, when they have Increased thirst and more.
On Apr, 11, 2014: 29,405 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 61 people (0.21%) have Increased Thirst. They amount to 0.38% of all the 16,177 people who have Increased Thirst on eHealthMe.
Time on Depakote when people have Increased thirst * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Increased thirst||14.29%||21.43%||0.00%||7.14%||57.14%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Increased thirst when taking Depakote * :
|Increased thirst||43.06%||56.94% |
Age of people who have Increased thirst when taking Depakote * :
|Increased thirst||1.47%||2.94%||4.41%||20.59%||14.71%||39.71%||10.29%||5.88% |
Severity of Increased thirst when taking Depakote ** :
How people recovered from Increased thirst ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (24 people, 39.34%)
- Schizoaffective disorder (8 people, 13.11%)
- Diabetes mellitus (8 people, 13.11%)
- Diabetic neuropathy (7 people, 11.48%)
- Asthma (7 people, 11.48%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zyprexa (40 people, 65.57%)
- Geodon (23 people, 37.70%)
- Seroquel (23 people, 37.70%)
- Paxil (15 people, 24.59%)
- Risperidone (14 people, 22.95%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Depakote (divalproex sodium) is often used for bipolar disorder. Find out below the conditions Depakote is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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Comments from related studies:
From this study (20 hours ago):
After doubling my Depakote dose, my abdomen is swollen and I am so dizzy and hallucinating so badly I can barely read. My nausea and pain are so severe, very effective drugs at doses that are a significant amount to my system are barely helping. Due to the weather and thus swelling of my previous Chiai Malformation Decompression Brain Surgery site, I have significant and debilitating headache pain and other Chiari symptoms are much worse than usual.
From this study (1 day ago):
thirst has clearly increased since starting on Nyquil. Cold symptoms are relieved, but now drinking easily triple liquid intake (water) than before.
From this study (5 days ago):
Excessive eye blinking just started two days ago.
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