Review: could Depakote cause Tinnitus?


Summary

Tinnitus is found among people who take Depakote, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Paxil, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 33,936 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 151 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 39,048 users)

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 28,193 Tinnitus patients).

On Nov, 17, 2016

33,936 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote.
Among them, 151 people (0.44%) have Tinnitus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Depakote cause Tinnitus?

Time on Depakote when people have Tinnitus *:

  • < 1 month: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.43 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.14 %
  • 10+ years: 28.57 %

Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Depakote *:

  • female: 59.71 %
  • male: 40.29 %

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Depakote *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 9.48 %
  • 20-29: 5.17 %
  • 30-39: 12.07 %
  • 40-49: 31.9 %
  • 50-59: 33.62 %
  • 60+: 7.76 %

Severity of Tinnitus **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 66.67 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Paxil (16 people, 10.60%)
  • Seroquel (15 people, 9.93%)
  • Topamax (14 people, 9.27%)
  • Tegretol (13 people, 8.61%)
  • Lamictal (13 people, 8.61%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Depakote, learn more)

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Pain (16 people, 10.60%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (12 people, 7.95%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Headache (41 people, 27.15%)
  • Fatigue (38 people, 25.17%)
  • Dizziness (32 people, 21.19%)
  • Weight Increased (31 people, 20.53%)
  • Drug Ineffective (28 people, 18.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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