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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

Depakote has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Depakote 30,928 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, 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.

Trend of Lupus-like syndrome in Depakote reports

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

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Lupus-like syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Lupus-like syndrome87.50%12.50%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lupus-like syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%14.29%28.57%57.14%0.00%

Severity of Lupus-like syndrome when taking Depakote ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Lupus-like syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Psoriasis (3 people, 37.50%)
  2. Panic attack (2 people, 25.00%)
  3. Psoriatic arthropathy (1 people, 12.50%)
  4. Depression (1 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vicodin (4 people, 50.00%)
  2. Prevacid (3 people, 37.50%)
  3. Synthroid (3 people, 37.50%)
  4. Ativan (3 people, 37.50%)
  5. Zoloft (2 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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