Related topic: Depakote, Narcotic abuse
Review: could Depakote cause Narcotic abuse?
Summary: Narcotic abuse could be caused by Depakote, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder.
We study 29,552 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 (latest outcomes from 30,866 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.
Narcotic abuse (addiction of narcotic (pain killer )) (latest reports from 45,299 patients) has been reported by people with drug abuse and dependence, pain, acupuncture and pain, depression, back pain.
On Apr, 16, 2014: 29,548 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 45,282 people who have Narcotic Abuse on eHealthMe.
Time on Depakote when people have Narcotic abuse * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Narcotic abuse||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Narcotic abuse when taking Depakote * :
|Narcotic abuse||43.53%||56.47% |
Age of people who have Narcotic abuse when taking Depakote * :
|Narcotic abuse||1.25%||2.50%||7.50%||23.75%||25.00%||27.50%||12.50%||0.00% |
Severity of Narcotic abuse when taking Depakote ** :
How people recovered from Narcotic abuse ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (28 people, 36.84%)
- Depression (24 people, 31.58%)
- Anxiety (18 people, 23.68%)
- Sleep disorder (12 people, 15.79%)
- Schizophrenia (10 people, 13.16%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (51 people, 67.11%)
- Risperdal (28 people, 36.84%)
- Zyprexa (26 people, 34.21%)
- Lexapro (24 people, 31.58%)
- Klonopin (23 people, 30.26%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Depakote (divalproex sodium) is often used for bipolar disorder. Find out below the conditions Depakote is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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From this study (3 days ago):
We have been trying to have a baby for 2 yrs. My wife got pregnant before Christmas and miss carried at 9 weeks. I was on 1000 mg of depakote daily for 2 yrs. Have been off for 4 months now
From this study (1 week ago):
rick on Apr, 17, 2014:
You and the other 41 men who participated in this study are all wrong. All of you. All of those side effects are from dapakote alone. Not marijuana. Actually marijuana will help you alleviate the dapakote side effects. Most of them except fatigue and hair loss.
Personally I think they make dapakote out of super concentrated weed. Feels the same!
From this study (1 week ago):
After doubling my Depakote dose, my abdomen is swollen and I am so dizzy and hallucinating so badly I can barely read. My nausea and pain are so severe, very effective drugs at doses that are a significant amount to my system are barely helping. Due to the weather and thus swelling of my previous Chiai Malformation Decompression Brain Surgery site, I have significant and debilitating headache pain and other Chiari symptoms are much worse than usual.
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