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Review: could Depakote cause Photosensitivity reaction?

Summary: Photosensitivity reaction could be caused by Depakote, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Zoloft, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 29,548 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 34 have Photosensitivity reaction. Find out below who they are, when they have Photosensitivity reaction and more.

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Depakote

Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,866 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Photosensitivity reaction

Photosensitivity reaction (latest reports from 27,496 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 29,405 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 34 people (0.12%) have Photosensitivity Reaction. They amount to 0.12% of all the 27,441 people who have Photosensitivity Reaction on eHealthMe.

Trend of Photosensitivity reaction in Depakote reports

Time on Depakote when people have Photosensitivity reaction * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Photosensitivity reaction0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%33.33%33.33%

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

FemaleMale
Photosensitivity reaction54.29%45.71%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Photosensitivity reaction0.00%0.00%3.45%13.79%24.14%24.14%17.24%17.24%

Severity of Photosensitivity reaction when taking Depakote ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Photosensitivity reaction0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Photosensitivity reaction ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (6 people, 17.65%)
  2. Depression (5 people, 14.71%)
  3. Insomnia (4 people, 11.76%)
  4. Panic attack (4 people, 11.76%)
  5. Bipolar i disorder (3 people, 8.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zoloft (8 people, 23.53%)
  2. Risperdal (8 people, 23.53%)
  3. Abilify (6 people, 17.65%)
  4. Neurontin (6 people, 17.65%)
  5. Xanax (5 people, 14.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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