Depakote and Lupus-like syndrome - from FDA reports


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 36,649 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA. 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 39,089 users)

Lupus-like Syndrome

Lupus-like syndrome (a disease symptom matches with lupus an immune disease) has been reported by people with crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthropathy (latest reports from 4,726 Lupus-like syndrome patients).

On Feb, 07, 2017

36,649 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 Disorder (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 *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (3 people, 30.00%)
  • Panic Disorder (3 people, 30.00%)
  • Fatigue (3 people, 30.00%)
  • Dehydration (3 people, 30.00%)
  • Joint Swelling (2 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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