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Review: could Depakote cause Increased thirst (Thirst - excessive)?





Summary: Increased thirst is found among people who take Depakote, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Zyprexa, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 29,601 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.

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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)

Increased thirst

Increased thirst has been reported by people with schizophrenia, high blood pressure, quit smoking, depression, diabetes.(latest reports from Increased thirst 2,718 patients)

On Dec, 8, 2014: 29,601 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 61 people (0.21%) have Increased Thirst.

Trend of Increased thirst in Depakote reports

Time on Depakote when people have Increased thirst * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Increased thirst14.29%21.43%0.00%7.14%57.14%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Increased thirst when taking Depakote * :

FemaleMale
Increased thirst43.06%56.94%

Age of people who have Increased thirst when taking Depakote * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Increased thirst0.00%2.94%5.88%20.59%14.71%39.71%10.29%5.88%

Severity of Increased thirst when taking Depakote ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Increased thirst ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (24 people, 39.34%)
  2. Schizoaffective disorder (8 people, 13.11%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (8 people, 13.11%)
  4. Diabetic neuropathy (7 people, 11.48%)
  5. Asthma (7 people, 11.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zyprexa (40 people, 65.57%)
  2. Geodon (23 people, 37.70%)
  3. Seroquel (23 people, 37.70%)
  4. Paxil (15 people, 24.59%)
  5. Lithium carbonate (14 people, 22.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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