Related topic: Depakote, Sexual dysfunction
Review: could Depakote cause Sexual dysfunction?
Summary: Sexual dysfunction could be caused by Depakote, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Seroquel, and have Depression.
We study 29,548 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 170 have Sexual dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Sexual dysfunction and more.
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Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,866 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.
Sexual dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity) (latest reports from 132,557 patients) has been reported by people with erection problems, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, hair loss.
On Apr, 12, 2014: 29,405 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 183 people (0.62%) have Sexual Dysfunction. They amount to 0.14% of all the 130,603 people who have Sexual Dysfunction on eHealthMe.
Time on Depakote when people have Sexual dysfunction * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Sexual dysfunction||26.09%||13.04%||0.00%||26.09%||8.70%||8.70%||17.39% |
Gender of people who have Sexual dysfunction when taking Depakote * :
|Sexual dysfunction||4.74%||95.26% |
Age of people who have Sexual dysfunction when taking Depakote * :
|Sexual dysfunction||0.00%||0.57%||0.57%||8.62%||22.41%||43.68%||17.82%||6.32% |
Severity of Sexual dysfunction when taking Depakote ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Sexual dysfunction||0.00%||27.27%||54.55%||18.18% |
How people recovered from Sexual dysfunction ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Sexual dysfunction||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (52 people, 28.42%)
- Bipolar disorder (51 people, 27.87%)
- Affective disorder (22 people, 12.02%)
- Psychotic disorder (16 people, 8.74%)
- Sleep disorder (16 people, 8.74%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (66 people, 36.07%)
- Risperdal (37 people, 20.22%)
- Zyprexa (37 people, 20.22%)
- Abilify (34 people, 18.58%)
- Zoloft (32 people, 17.49%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Depakote (divalproex sodium) is often used for bipolar disorder. Find out below the conditions Depakote is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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Have been on blood pressure meds for 6-8 mos. minimum w/no problems, so I strongly suspect my erectile dysfunction is NOT due to any of these. However, have noticed since being on Depakote - which has greatly helped with bipolar disorder - I've had moderate to "severe" ED. (I wouldn't use that term, but it's more than moderate.)
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