Depakote and Shortness of breath - from FDA reports


Summary

Shortness of breath is found among people who take Depakote, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 36,649 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA. Among them, 889 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath 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 39,085 users)

Shortness Of Breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, primary pulmonary hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 283,984 Shortness of breath patients).

On Feb, 21, 2017

36,649 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote.
Among them, 889 people (2.43%) have Shortness Of Breath


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Depakote cause Shortness of breath?

Time on Depakote when people have Shortness Of Breath *:

  • < 1 month: 21.59 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.68 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.95 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.95 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 23.86 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.55 %
  • 10+ years: 3.41 %

Gender of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Depakote *:

  • female: 63.66 %
  • male: 36.34 %

Age of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Depakote *:

  • 0-1: 0.29 %
  • 2-9: 1.16 %
  • 10-19: 2.89 %
  • 20-29: 7.67 %
  • 30-39: 17.37 %
  • 40-49: 27.06 %
  • 50-59: 23.44 %
  • 60+: 20.12 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (153 people, 17.21%)
  • Depression (130 people, 14.62%)
  • Pain (69 people, 7.76%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (61 people, 6.86%)
  • Sleep Disorder (51 people, 5.74%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (168 people, 18.90%)
  • Zyprexa (131 people, 14.74%)
  • Xanax (126 people, 14.17%)
  • Klonopin (116 people, 13.05%)
  • Ativan (99 people, 11.14%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Headache (197 people, 22.16%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (187 people, 21.03%)
  • Chest Pain (180 people, 20.25%)
  • Fatigue (169 people, 19.01%)
  • Dizziness (163 people, 18.34%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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