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Review: could Depakote cause Rash (Rashes)?

Summary: Rash 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 Lamictal, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 29,616 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 803 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash and more.

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Depakote

Depakote has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 30,947 Depakote users)

Rash

Rash (redness) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 151,029 Rash patients)

On Feb, 27, 2015: 29,616 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 832 people (2.81%) have Rash.

Trend of Rash in Depakote reports

Time on Depakote when people have Rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Rash52.04%21.43%2.04%3.06%12.24%4.08%5.10%

Gender of people who have Rash when taking Depakote * :

FemaleMale
Rash56.75%43.25%

Age of people who have Rash when taking Depakote * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rash0.27%5.51%10.89%11.16%9.41%27.69%20.43%14.65%

Severity of Rash when taking Depakote ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rash12.50%12.50%62.50%12.50%

How people recovered from Rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Rash0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (255 people, 30.65%)
  2. Convulsion (87 people, 10.46%)
  3. Depression (80 people, 9.62%)
  4. Pain (75 people, 9.01%)
  5. Epilepsy (69 people, 8.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lamictal (248 people, 29.81%)
  2. Seroquel (141 people, 16.95%)
  3. Depakote er (137 people, 16.47%)
  4. Zyprexa (83 people, 9.98%)
  5. Geodon (82 people, 9.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (12 months ago):

  • My nephew is on depakote and has a diagnosis of strep throat and has been given an antibiotic, however, it has been 10 days and the symptoms still persist. could an interaction be occuring between the depakote and the antibiotic?

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Severe raised red rash, 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches in diamater. Located on legs from knees to groin. Severe itching. Had nothing this morning, but had it tonight.

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