Review: could Depakote cause Photosensitivity Reaction?


Summary

Photosensitivity reaction is found among people who take Depakote, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Xanax, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 29,120 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 23 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 33,084 users)

Photosensitivity Reaction

Photosensitivity reaction has been reported by people with toothaches, hypotension, rashes, diarrhea, heart palpitations (latest reports from 5,432 Photosensitivity reaction patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

29,120 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote.
Among them, 23 people (0.08%) have Photosensitivity Reaction


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Depakote cause Photosensitivity reaction?

Time on Depakote when people have Photosensitivity Reaction *:

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

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

  • female: 73.91 %
  • male: 26.09 %

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

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

Severity if Photosensitivity Reaction when taking Depakote **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Photosensitivity Reaction **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (7 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (7 people)
  • Insomnia (5 people)
  • Panic Attack (4 people)
  • Anxiety (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (8 people)
  • Zyprexa (5 people)
  • Abilify (5 people)
  • Vicodin (4 people)
  • Halcion (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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