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 Vicodin, and have Psoriasis.
We study 29,601 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 8 have Lupus-like syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Lupus-like syndrome and more.
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Depakote has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Depakote 30,928 users)
Lupus-like syndrome (a disease symptom matches with lupus an immune disease) has been reported by people with crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, high blood pressure.(latest reports from Lupus-like syndrome 3,032 patients)
On Nov, 27, 2014: 29,598 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 8 people (0.03%) have Lupus-like Syndrome.
Time on Depakote when people have Lupus-like syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Lupus-like syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Lupus-like syndrome when taking Depakote * :
|Lupus-like syndrome||87.50%||12.50% |
Age of people who have Lupus-like syndrome when taking Depakote * :
|Lupus-like syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||14.29%||28.57%||57.14%||0.00% |
Severity of Lupus-like syndrome when taking Depakote ** :
How people recovered from Lupus-like syndrome ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Psoriasis (3 people, 37.50%)
- Panic attack (2 people, 25.00%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (1 people, 12.50%)
- Depression (1 people, 12.50%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Vicodin (4 people, 50.00%)
- Prevacid (3 people, 37.50%)
- Synthroid (3 people, 37.50%)
- Ativan (3 people, 37.50%)
- Zoloft (2 people, 25.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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