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Review: could Depakote cause Sleeplessness (Insomnia)?

Summary: Sleeplessness is found among people who take Depakote, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 29,616 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,134 have Sleeplessness. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleeplessness and more.

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Depakote

Depakote has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 30,947 Depakote users)

Sleeplessness

Sleeplessness (a sleep disorder in which there is an inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired) has been reported by people with depression, insomnia, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 131,451 Sleeplessness patients)

On Feb, 7, 2015: 29,616 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 970 people (3.28%) have Sleeplessness.

Trend of Sleeplessness in Depakote reports

Time on Depakote when people have Sleeplessness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sleeplessness16.13%16.13%7.53%7.53%30.11%4.30%18.28%

Gender of people who have Sleeplessness when taking Depakote * :

FemaleMale
Sleeplessness60.04%39.96%

Age of people who have Sleeplessness when taking Depakote * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleeplessness0.56%2.02%6.85%10.34%18.99%23.82%25.62%11.80%

Severity of Sleeplessness when taking Depakote ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sleeplessness11.11%38.89%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Sleeplessness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sleeplessness0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (319 people, 32.89%)
  2. Depression (187 people, 19.28%)
  3. Insomnia (105 people, 10.82%)
  4. Pain (100 people, 10.31%)
  5. Anxiety (97 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (278 people, 28.66%)
  2. Zyprexa (186 people, 19.18%)
  3. Paxil (130 people, 13.40%)
  4. Xanax (126 people, 12.99%)
  5. Risperdal (124 people, 12.78%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

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  • The mania and sleeplessness began after getting to a 2 mg dose of intuniv

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    Lesismor on Oct, 11, 2011:

    That's a lot of drugs for a little person. I hope she does OK.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • incredibly drowsy.

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