Review: could Depakote cause Sexual Dysfunction?


Summary

Sexual dysfunction is found among people who take Depakote, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 28,588 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 175 have Sexual dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Sexual dysfunction and more.

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Depakote

Depakote has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Depakote 33,084 users)

Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity) has been reported by people with drug effect decreased, weakness, optic ischaemic neuropathy, high blood pressure, blindness (latest reports from 33,628 Sexual dysfunction patients).

On Aug, 18, 2016

28,588 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote.
Among them, 175 people (0.61%) have Sexual Dysfunction


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Depakote cause Sexual dysfunction?

Time on Depakote when people have Sexual Dysfunction *:

  • < 1 month: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 20.83 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20.83 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.5 %
  • 10+ years: 16.67 %

Gender of people who have Sexual Dysfunction when taking Depakote *:

  • female: 3.49 %
  • male: 96.51 %

Age of people who have Sexual Dysfunction when taking Depakote *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.71 %
  • 10-19: 1.43 %
  • 20-29: 8.57 %
  • 30-39: 16.43 %
  • 40-49: 42.86 %
  • 50-59: 21.43 %
  • 60+: 8.57 %

Severity if Sexual Dysfunction when taking Depakote **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 50.0 %
  • most severe: 16.67 %

How people recovered from Sexual Dysfunction **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (38 people)
  • Depression (35 people)
  • Schizophrenia (14 people)
  • Anxiety (11 people)
  • Convulsion (9 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (43 people)
  • Zyprexa (29 people)
  • Risperdal (26 people)
  • Viagra (25 people)
  • Geodon (22 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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