Depakote and Photosensitivity reaction - from FDA reports


Summary

Photosensitivity reaction is found among people who take Depakote, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Abilify, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 36,649 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA. Among them, 27 have Photosensitivity reaction. Find out below who they are, when they have Photosensitivity reaction 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 39,081 users)

Photosensitivity Reaction

Photosensitivity reaction has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, hepatitis c, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 7,616 Photosensitivity reaction patients).

On Jan, 31, 2017

36,649 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote.
Among them, 27 people (0.07%) have Photosensitivity Reaction


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Depakote cause Photosensitivity reaction?

Time on Depakote when people have Photosensitivity Reaction *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.33 %
  • 10+ years: 33.33 %

Gender of people who have Photosensitivity Reaction when taking Depakote *:

  • female: 69.23 %
  • male: 30.77 %

Age of people who have Photosensitivity Reaction when taking Depakote *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 5 %
  • 20-29: 20 %
  • 30-39: 5 %
  • 40-49: 25 %
  • 50-59: 25 %
  • 60+: 20 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (9 people, 33.33%)
  • Depression (7 people, 25.93%)
  • Insomnia (5 people, 18.52%)
  • Panic Disorder (4 people, 14.81%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (3 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (6 people, 22.22%)
  • Abilify (6 people, 22.22%)
  • Zyprexa (5 people, 18.52%)
  • Neurontin (4 people, 14.81%)
  • Halcion (4 people, 14.81%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Withdrawal Syndrome (5 people, 18.52%)
  • Insomnia (5 people, 18.52%)
  • Headache (5 people, 18.52%)
  • Eye Pain (5 people, 18.52%)
  • Dizziness (5 people, 18.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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