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Review: could Depakote cause Sleeplessness?

Summary: Sleeplessness could be caused by Depakote, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, 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, 968 have Sleeplessness. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleeplessness 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, epilepsy. Commonly reported side effects of Depakote include weight increased, convulsion prophylaxis, convulsion, fatigue, diabetes.

Sleeplessness

Sleeplessness (a sleep disorder in which there is an inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired) (latest reports from 777,962 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 29,405 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 968 people (3.29%) have Sleeplessness. They amount to 0.12% of all the 781,773 people who have Sleeplessness on eHealthMe.

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
Sleeplessness16.48%15.38%7.69%7.69%30.77%4.40%17.58%

Gender of people who have Sleeplessness when taking Depakote * :

FemaleMale
Sleeplessness60.06%39.94%

Age of people who have Sleeplessness when taking Depakote * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleeplessness0.56%2.03%6.87%10.36%18.81%23.87%25.68%11.82%

Severity of Sleeplessness when taking Depakote ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sleeplessness12.50%37.50%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 (318 people, 32.85%)
  2. Depression (187 people, 19.32%)
  3. Insomnia (105 people, 10.85%)
  4. Pain (100 people, 10.33%)
  5. Anxiety (97 people, 10.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (277 people, 28.62%)
  2. Zyprexa (186 people, 19.21%)
  3. Paxil (130 people, 13.43%)
  4. Xanax (126 people, 13.02%)
  5. Risperdal (124 people, 12.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 years ago):

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

    Reply

    Lesismor on Oct, 11, 2011:

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

    Reply

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • I sleep walk, sleep standing up, insomnia, bad motor skills, and a hard time paying attention and driving

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