Review: could Depakote cause Splenomegaly?
Summary: Splenomegaly is found among people who take Depakote, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Ativan, and have Hiv infection.
We study 29,605 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 56 have Splenomegaly. Find out below who they are, when they have Splenomegaly and more.
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Depakote has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 30,936 Depakote users)
Splenomegaly (enlargement of spleen) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, hiv infection, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 6,146 Splenomegaly patients)
On Jan, 31, 2015: 29,605 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 56 people (0.19%) have Splenomegaly.
Time on Depakote when people have Splenomegaly * :
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Gender of people who have Splenomegaly when taking Depakote * :
Age of people who have Splenomegaly when taking Depakote * :
Severity of Splenomegaly when taking Depakote ** :
How people recovered from Splenomegaly ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hiv infection (5 people, 8.93%)
- Sleep disorder (5 people, 8.93%)
- Ill-defined disorder (3 people, 5.36%)
- Agitation (3 people, 5.36%)
- Bipolar i disorder (2 people, 3.57%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ativan (20 people, 35.71%)
- Xanax (17 people, 30.36%)
- Lasix (13 people, 23.21%)
- Imodium (12 people, 21.43%)
- Zometa (12 people, 21.43%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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