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Review: could Depakote cause Narcotic abuse (Drug abuse)?





Summary: Narcotic abuse is found among people who take Depakote, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 29,601 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 has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Depakote 30,928 users)

Narcotic abuse

Narcotic abuse (addiction of narcotic (pain killer )) has been reported by people with drug abuse and dependence, pain, depression, back pain, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Narcotic abuse 10,555 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 29,598 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 76 people (0.26%) have Narcotic Abuse.

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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