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Review: could Depakote cause Shortness of breath?

Summary: Shortness of breath could be caused by Depakote, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 29,548 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 668 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Depakote

Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,866 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath (latest reports from 1,327,490 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 29,405 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 668 people (2.27%) have Shortness Of Breath. They amount to 0.05% of all the 1,338,924 people who have Shortness Of Breath on eHealthMe.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Depakote reports

Time on Depakote when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath34.52%26.19%5.95%7.14%21.43%3.57%1.19%

Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Depakote * :

FemaleMale
Shortness of breath63.91%36.09%

Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Depakote * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.32%1.26%3.63%7.90%20.22%27.49%21.17%18.01%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Depakote ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shortness of breath0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (133 people, 19.91%)
  2. Depression (112 people, 16.77%)
  3. Pain (99 people, 14.82%)
  4. Anxiety (44 people, 6.59%)
  5. Convulsion (43 people, 6.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (150 people, 22.46%)
  2. Xanax (129 people, 19.31%)
  3. Zyprexa (124 people, 18.56%)
  4. Klonopin (115 people, 17.22%)
  5. Ativan (99 people, 14.82%)

* 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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  • From this study (1 day ago):

  • This drug has ruined my life. I am only 26 years old and I am rapidly gaining weight, am going through premature menopause, and cannot have children. All this has happened since I have GONE OFF THE DRUG. Do not take this drug.

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    Susan on Apr, 22, 2014:

    Sorry to hear about this I am goin through it as we'll just found out after having tests done although I do have to children ages 4 and 10 I have only ever had a break from this deppo when I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child so was on deppo for a good few yrs but lately I was gtn bad mood swings and horrible night sweats after 6 months they have says I'm goin through premature ovarian failure and I've been put on hormOne replacement treatment. I was really shocked as I've just turned 27

    Reply

  • From this study (1 day ago):

  • We have been trying to have a baby for 2 yrs. My wife got pregnant before Christmas and miss carried at 9 weeks. I was on 1000 mg of depakote daily for 2 yrs. Have been off for 4 months now

    Reply

  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • Asthma seems mostly under good control.
    Taking flecainide for pVC's ...frequent. 10,000 daily.and LBBB and reduced ejection to 47% .

    Reply

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