Review: Photosensitivity reaction in Depakote
(By eHealthMe on Nov, 15, 2013)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
This is a review of Photosensitivity reaction by studying 28,410 people who take Depakote. We analyze: the time on Depakote when people have Photosensitivity reaction, gender and age of these people, the severity of Photosensitivity reaction, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Depakote. The review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Depakote (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder, bipolar i disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Depakote include weight increased, convulsion, convulsion prophylaxis, diabetes, fatigue.
Photosensitivity reaction has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.
On Nov, 15, 2013: 28,388 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 34 people (0.12%) have Photosensitivity Reaction.
Time on Depakote when people have Photosensitivity reaction * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Photosensitivity reaction||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||33.33%||0.00%||33.33%||33.33% |
Gender of people who have Photosensitivity reaction when taking Depakote * :
|Photosensitivity reaction||54.29%||45.71% |
Age of people who have Photosensitivity reaction when taking Depakote * :
|Photosensitivity reaction||0.00%||0.00%||3.45%||13.79%||24.14%||24.14%||17.24%||17.24% |
Severity of Photosensitivity reaction when taking Depakote ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Photosensitivity reaction||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Photosensitivity reaction ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (6 people, 17.65%)
- Depression (5 people, 14.71%)
- Insomnia (4 people, 11.76%)
- Panic attack (4 people, 11.76%)
- Bipolar i disorder (3 people, 8.82%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zoloft (8 people, 23.53%)
- Risperdal (8 people, 23.53%)
- Abilify (6 people, 17.65%)
- Neurontin (6 people, 17.65%)
- Xanax (5 people, 14.71%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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currently taking zoloft 15 mg once a day, depacote 500 mg twice a day and abilify 10 mg once a day. having a hard time getting out of bed due to depression. have no appetite when for the first few hours after I wake up, but in the evening all I want to do is eat. what can help to control my cravings ...
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