eHealthMe - Personalized health information & community eHealthMe - Personalized health information & community

Personalized health information & community

  Tools   Community
All drugs: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
All conditions: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Check symptoms       Compare drugs       Ask question       Write review       Answered/ Unanswered       Reviews

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 29,605 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.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Depakote and have Photosensitivity reaction >>>

 

 

 

 

Depakote

Depakote has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 30,936 Depakote users)

Photosensitivity reaction

Photosensitivity reaction has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 6,475 Photosensitivity reaction patients)

On Feb, 1, 2015: 29,605 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.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

Do you have Photosensitivity Reaction while taking Depakote?

You are not alone! Join a mobile support group:
- support group for people who take Depakote and have Photosensitivity Reaction
- support group for people who take Depakote
- support group for people who have Photosensitivity Reaction

Drugs in real world that are associated with:

Could your condition cause:

Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

More questions for: Depakote, Photosensitivity reaction

You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):

  • Seizure patient was on depakote for 16 years now on keppra 1500 mg.
    I am 28 years old and been off depakote for 5 months. I started keppra to control my seizure disorder, which works great. But for the past year I have developed osteoarthritis in my thoracic, si joints, and lumbar. I get alot of muscle hypersensitivity and pain. Can any of this be due to long term effects of seizure meds?
  • Depakote er affected by grapefruit
    I have taken Depakote ER for since 2005 for epilepsy. Once stabilized many years ago seizures and auras have not been bothering me. Until I recently ate three grapefruits over three days. After a few days, when the grapefruit cleared my system, the seizures and auras ceased. Therefore, grapefruit does affect how Depakote ER acts on your system.

More reviews for: Depakote, Photosensitivity reaction

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (10 months ago):

  • After doubling my Depakote dose, my abdomen is swollen and I am so dizzy and hallucinating so badly I can barely read. My nausea and pain are so severe, very effective drugs at doses that are a significant amount to my system are barely helping. Due to the weather and thus swelling of my previous Chiai Malformation Decompression Brain Surgery site, I have significant and debilitating headache pain and other Chiari symptoms are much worse than usual.

    Reply

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.

   

About - Terms of service - Privacy policy - Press - Testimonials - Contact us

 
© 2015 eHealthMe.com. All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of eHealthMe.com's terms of service and privacy policy.