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Review: could Depakote cause Substance abuse (Drug abuse)?

We study 29,598 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 76 have Substance abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Substance abuse and more.

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Depakote

Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,921 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Substance abuse

Substance abuse (latest reports from 45,593 patients) has been reported by people with drug abuse and dependence, pain, depression, back pain, stress and anxiety.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 29,591 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 76 people (0.26%) have Substance Abuse.

Trend of Substance abuse in Depakote reports

Time on Depakote when people have Substance abuse * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Substance abuse0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Substance abuse43.53%56.47%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Substance abuse1.25%2.50%7.50%23.75%25.00%27.50%12.50%0.00%

Severity of Substance abuse when taking Depakote ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Substance abuse ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (28 people, 36.84%)
  2. Depression (24 people, 31.58%)
  3. Anxiety (18 people, 23.68%)
  4. Sleep disorder (12 people, 15.79%)
  5. Schizophrenia (10 people, 13.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (51 people, 67.11%)
  2. Risperdal (28 people, 36.84%)
  3. Zyprexa (26 people, 34.21%)
  4. Lexapro (24 people, 31.58%)
  5. Klonopin (23 people, 30.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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