Review: could Depakote cause Rash?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.7/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 29,382 people who take Depakote. Among them, 802 have Rash. See who they are, when they have Rash and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,846 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder, epilepsy. Commonly reported side effects of Depakote include weight increased, convulsion, convulsion prophylaxis, fatigue, diabetes.
Rash (redness) (latest reports from 944,536 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression, osteoporosis.
On Mar, 3, 2014: 28,455 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 831 people (2.92%) have Rash.
Time on Depakote when people have Rash * :
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Gender of people who have Rash when taking Depakote * :
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How people recovered from Rash ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (255 people, 30.69%)
- Convulsion (87 people, 10.47%)
- Depression (80 people, 9.63%)
- Pain (75 people, 9.03%)
- Epilepsy (69 people, 8.30%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lamictal (248 people, 29.84%)
- Seroquel (140 people, 16.85%)
- Depakote er (137 people, 16.49%)
- Zyprexa (83 people, 9.99%)
- Geodon (82 people, 9.87%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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?
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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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