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Review: could Depakote cause Neutrophil count decreased?

Summary: Neutrophil count decreased 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 Clozapine, and have Schizophrenia.

We study 29,548 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 142 have Neutrophil count decreased. Find out below who they are, when they have Neutrophil count decreased and more.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 29,405 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 142 people (0.48%) have Neutrophil Count Decreased. They amount to 0.24% of all the 60,121 people who have Neutrophil Count Decreased on eHealthMe.

Trend of Neutrophil count decreased in Depakote reports

Time on Depakote when people have Neutrophil count decreased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Neutrophil count decreased44.44%44.44%0.00%11.11%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Neutrophil count decreased when taking Depakote * :

FemaleMale
Neutrophil count decreased39.07%60.93%

Age of people who have Neutrophil count decreased when taking Depakote * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Neutrophil count decreased0.00%6.72%21.64%10.45%14.18%23.88%17.91%5.22%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Schizophrenia (38 people, 26.76%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (21 people, 14.79%)
  3. Mania (13 people, 9.15%)
  4. Anxiety (12 people, 8.45%)
  5. Agitation (12 people, 8.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Clozapine (30 people, 21.13%)
  2. Clozaril (26 people, 18.31%)
  3. Seroquel (23 people, 16.20%)
  4. Lorazepam (20 people, 14.08%)
  5. Risperidone (18 people, 12.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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