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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 29,601 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

Depakote has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Depakote 30,928 users)

Splenomegaly

Splenomegaly (enlargement of spleen) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, hiv infection, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Splenomegaly 6,127 patients)

On Dec, 19, 2014: 29,601 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 56 people (0.19%) have Splenomegaly.

Trend of Splenomegaly in Depakote reports

Time on Depakote when people have Splenomegaly * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Splenomegaly0.00%66.67%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Splenomegaly when taking Depakote * :

FemaleMale
Splenomegaly51.67%48.33%

Age of people who have Splenomegaly when taking Depakote * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Splenomegaly0.00%0.00%7.55%16.98%9.43%26.42%37.74%1.89%

Severity of Splenomegaly when taking Depakote ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Splenomegaly ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hiv infection (5 people, 8.93%)
  2. Sleep disorder (5 people, 8.93%)
  3. Ill-defined disorder (3 people, 5.36%)
  4. Agitation (3 people, 5.36%)
  5. Bipolar i disorder (2 people, 3.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ativan (20 people, 35.71%)
  2. Xanax (17 people, 30.36%)
  3. Lasix (13 people, 23.21%)
  4. Imodium (12 people, 21.43%)
  5. Zometa (12 people, 21.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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