Review: could Depakote cause Sexual dysfunction?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 8, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.9/4
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, 170 have Sexual dysfunction. See who they are, when they have Sexual dysfunction 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.
Sexual dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity) (latest reports from 131,378 patients) has been reported by people with erection problems, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, pain.
On Feb, 26, 2014: 28,455 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 183 people (0.64%) 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||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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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.
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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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