Depakote and Substance abuse - from FDA reports


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 2 - 5 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 36,649 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA. Among them, 94 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 39,089 users)

Substance Abuse

Substance abuse has been reported by people with drug abuse and dependence, drug abuse, drug dependence, pain, depression (latest reports from 32,289 Substance abuse patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

36,649 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote.
Among them, 94 people (0.26%) 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: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 50 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 40.66 %
  • male: 59.34 %

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

  • 0-1: 1.3 %
  • 2-9: 1.3 %
  • 10-19: 6.49 %
  • 20-29: 22.08 %
  • 30-39: 22.08 %
  • 40-49: 31.17 %
  • 50-59: 11.69 %
  • 60+: 3.9 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (30 people, 31.91%)
  • Depression (23 people, 24.47%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (19 people, 20.21%)
  • Sleep Disorder (12 people, 12.77%)
  • Schizophrenia (11 people, 11.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (47 people, 50.00%)
  • Klonopin (28 people, 29.79%)
  • Risperdal (25 people, 26.60%)
  • Ativan (25 people, 26.60%)
  • Lexapro (24 people, 25.53%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Diabetes (26 people, 27.66%)
  • Back Pain (22 people, 23.40%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (21 people, 22.34%)
  • Drug Dependence (21 people, 22.34%)
  • Chest Pain (19 people, 20.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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