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Review: could Depakote cause Narcotic abuse?

We study 29,588 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 76 have Narcotic abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Narcotic abuse and more.

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Depakote

Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,909 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Narcotic abuse

Narcotic abuse (addiction of narcotic (pain killer )) (latest reports from 45,530 patients) has been reported by people with drug abuse and dependence, pain, depression, back pain, stress and anxiety.

On Aug, 15, 2014: 29,585 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 76 people (0.26%) have Narcotic Abuse. They amount to 0.17% of all the 45,530 people who have Narcotic Abuse on eHealthMe.

Trend of Narcotic abuse in Depakote reports

Time on Depakote when people have Narcotic abuse * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Narcotic abuse0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Narcotic abuse when taking Depakote * :

FemaleMale
Narcotic abuse43.53%56.47%

Age of people who have Narcotic abuse when taking Depakote * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Narcotic abuse1.25%2.50%7.50%23.75%25.00%27.50%12.50%0.00%

Severity of Narcotic abuse when taking Depakote ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Narcotic abuse ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (28 people, 36.84%)
  2. Depression (24 people, 31.58%)
  3. Anxiety (18 people, 23.68%)
  4. Sleep disorder (12 people, 15.79%)
  5. Schizophrenia (10 people, 13.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (51 people, 67.11%)
  2. Risperdal (28 people, 36.84%)
  3. Zyprexa (26 people, 34.21%)
  4. Lexapro (24 people, 31.58%)
  5. Klonopin (23 people, 30.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • currently being tested, hearing test passed, balance test i passed solid surface eyes open, foam surface eyes open and closed but failed the eyes closed solid surface, awaiting VNG thought it was caused by topamax as symptoms started after taking meds but once i stopped and was changed over to depakote they never stopped. random can come in clusters or every few weeks

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  • From this study (4 days ago):

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    Depakote 500 mg (afternoon)

    Promethazine 25mg (Night)
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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I have had really bad Restless Leg Syndrome since May 2013 and with the help of the Methocarbamol it works wonders. I take 1 to 2 pills every 6 hours or as needed. I saw results within the first use. I would also like to add that it helps with pain that is localized or for pain throughout the body.

    Seroquel helped me with my sleep disorders due to my BiPolar and Anxiety issues. I originally started at 100mg at bedtime which was offering me a little relief but my physician bumped it up too 300mg at bedtime where I was getting alot more rest. My anxiety was getting really bad so it was bumped up too 600mg. My anxiety dropped, however, I was sleeping almost 16 hours a day.

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