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Review: could Depakote cause Renal failure (Acute kidney failure)?

We study 29,591 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 311 have Renal failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Renal failure and more.

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Depakote

Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,913 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Renal failure

Renal failure (kidney dysfunction) (latest reports from 426,720 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, coronary artery bypass, diabetes, multiple myeloma, pain.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 29,591 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 311 people (1.05%) have Renal Failure.

Trend of Renal failure in Depakote reports

Time on Depakote when people have Renal failure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Renal failure42.11%28.95%0.00%13.16%7.89%7.89%0.00%

Gender of people who have Renal failure when taking Depakote * :

FemaleMale
Renal failure45.05%54.95%

Age of people who have Renal failure when taking Depakote * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Renal failure0.00%0.37%1.47%6.23%16.85%27.11%20.88%27.11%

Severity of Renal failure when taking Depakote ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Renal failure ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (60 people, 19.29%)
  2. Depression (44 people, 14.15%)
  3. Schizophrenia (33 people, 10.61%)
  4. Affective disorder (33 people, 10.61%)
  5. Schizoaffective disorder (23 people, 7.40%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (97 people, 31.19%)
  2. Zyprexa (84 people, 27.01%)
  3. Risperdal (72 people, 23.15%)
  4. Abilify (55 people, 17.68%)
  5. Haldol (53 people, 17.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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