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Review: could Depakote cause Photosensitivity reaction?

Summary: Photosensitivity reaction is found among people who take Depakote, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Zoloft, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 29,598 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 35 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 30,926 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Trend of depakote reports

Photosensitivity reaction

Photosensitivity reaction (latest reports from 27,955 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.

Trend of Photosensitivity reaction reports

On Oct, 28, 2014: 29,591 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 35 people (0.12%) have Photosensitivity Reaction.

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 reaction25.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%25.00%25.00%

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

FemaleMale
Photosensitivity reaction55.56%44.44%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Photosensitivity reaction0.00%0.00%3.33%16.67%23.33%23.33%16.67%16.67%

Severity of Photosensitivity reaction when taking Depakote ** :

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

How people recovered from Photosensitivity reaction ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Photosensitivity reaction0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (6 people, 17.14%)
  2. Depression (5 people, 14.29%)
  3. Insomnia (4 people, 11.43%)
  4. Panic attack (4 people, 11.43%)
  5. Bipolar i disorder (3 people, 8.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zoloft (8 people, 22.86%)
  2. Risperdal (8 people, 22.86%)
  3. Abilify (6 people, 17.14%)
  4. Xanax (6 people, 17.14%)
  5. Zyprexa (6 people, 17.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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