Review: could Depakote cause Substance Abuse?


Summary

Substance abuse is found among people who take Depakote, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 29,120 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 78 have Substance abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Substance abuse 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 33,660 users)

Substance Abuse

Substance abuse has been reported by people with intentional overdose, drug withdrawal syndrome, multiple drug overdose, drug toxicity, drug dependence (latest reports from 20,490 Substance abuse patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

29,120 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote.
Among them, 78 people (0.27%) have Substance Abuse


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Depakote cause Substance abuse?

Time on Depakote when people have Substance Abuse *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Substance Abuse when taking Depakote *:

  • female: 43.42 %
  • male: 56.58 %

Age of people who have Substance Abuse when taking Depakote *:

  • 0-1: 1.52 %
  • 2-9: 1.52 %
  • 10-19: 7.58 %
  • 20-29: 24.24 %
  • 30-39: 21.21 %
  • 40-49: 33.33 %
  • 50-59: 6.06 %
  • 60+: 4.55 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (25 people)
  • Depression (18 people)
  • Anxiety (18 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (12 people)
  • Schizophrenia (9 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (47 people)
  • Ativan (25 people)
  • Zyprexa (24 people)
  • Risperdal (24 people)
  • Klonopin (23 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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