Review: could Depakote cause Sexual dysfunction (Erection problems)?
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 1 - 2 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression. We study 29,633 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 172 have Sexual dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Sexual dysfunction and more.
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Depakote has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 30,964 Depakote users)
Sexual dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, pain, hair loss. (latest reports from 32,173 Sexual dysfunction patients)
On May, 14, 2015: 29,633 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 185 people (0.62%) have Sexual Dysfunction.
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||24.00%||12.00%||0.00%||24.00%||12.00%||8.00%||20.00% |
Gender of people who have Sexual dysfunction when taking Depakote * :
|Sexual dysfunction||4.69%||95.31% |
Age of people who have Sexual dysfunction when taking Depakote * :
|Sexual dysfunction||0.00%||0.57%||0.57%||8.52%||22.16%||43.75%||17.61%||6.82% |
Severity of Sexual dysfunction when taking Depakote ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Sexual dysfunction||0.00%||23.08%||61.54%||15.38% |
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, 28.11%)
- Bipolar disorder (51 people, 27.57%)
- Affective disorder (22 people, 11.89%)
- Sleep disorder (16 people, 8.65%)
- Psychotic disorder (16 people, 8.65%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (66 people, 35.68%)
- Zyprexa (37 people, 20.00%)
- Risperdal (37 people, 20.00%)
- Abilify (34 people, 18.38%)
- Zoloft (32 people, 17.30%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (1 year ago):
Took phenobarbital from eight years old to about 22 years old. Took Mysoline from 18 to about 22 years old. Took Dilantin from 12 years old to about 32 years old. Took Depakote only from 32 to 51 years old. Took Depakote and Keppra from 51 years old to present.
From this study (3 years ago):
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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