Could Depakote cause Tinnitus - from FDA reports


Summary

Tinnitus 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 Paxil, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 36,649 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA. Among them, 165 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus 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 39,068 users)

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis (latest reports from 28,231 Tinnitus patients).

On Dec, 19, 2016

36,649 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote.
Among them, 165 people (0.45%) have Tinnitus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Depakote cause Tinnitus?

Time on Depakote when people have Tinnitus *:

  • < 1 month: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.14 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 28.57 %

Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Depakote *:

  • female: 57.62 %
  • male: 42.38 %

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Depakote *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 8.87 %
  • 20-29: 5.65 %
  • 30-39: 14.52 %
  • 40-49: 30.65 %
  • 50-59: 32.26 %
  • 60+: 8.06 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (22 people, 13.33%)
  • Pain (16 people, 9.70%)
  • Depression (13 people, 7.88%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (12 people, 7.27%)
  • Migraine (11 people, 6.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Paxil (18 people, 10.91%)
  • Topamax (16 people, 9.70%)
  • Seroquel (15 people, 9.09%)
  • Vioxx (13 people, 7.88%)
  • Tegretol (13 people, 7.88%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Headache (41 people, 24.85%)
  • Fatigue (40 people, 24.24%)
  • Dizziness (33 people, 20.00%)
  • Weight Increased (30 people, 18.18%)
  • Drug Ineffective (29 people, 17.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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