Review: could Depakote cause Lupus-like Syndrome?


Summary

Lupus-like syndrome is found among people who take Depakote, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Remicade, and have Psoriasis . We study 33,356 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Lupus-like syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Lupus-like syndrome 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 38,406 users)

Lupus-like Syndrome

Lupus-like syndrome (a disease symptom matches with lupus an immune disease) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, drug ineffective, diarrhea (latest reports from 4,612 Lupus-like syndrome patients).

On Sep, 13, 2016

33,356 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote.
Among them, 10 people (0.03%) have Lupus-like Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Depakote cause Lupus-like syndrome?

Time on Depakote when people have Lupus-like Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 100 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Lupus-like Syndrome when taking Depakote *:

  • female: 90 %
  • male: 10 %

Age of people who have Lupus-like Syndrome when taking Depakote *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 33.33 %
  • 40-49: 22.22 %
  • 50-59: 44.44 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Psoriasis (3 people, 30.00%)
  • Panic Attack (2 people, 20.00%)
  • Malabsorption (2 people, 20.00%)
  • Fibromyalgia (2 people, 20.00%)
  • Crohn's Disease (2 people, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vicodin (4 people, 40.00%)
  • Remicade (4 people, 40.00%)
  • Synthroid (3 people, 30.00%)
  • Prevacid (3 people, 30.00%)
  • Ativan (3 people, 30.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (3 people, 30.00%)
  • Dehydration (3 people, 30.00%)
  • Anxiety (3 people, 30.00%)
  • Palpitations (2 people, 20.00%)
  • Convulsion (2 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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