Review: could Depakote cause Water Retention?


Summary

Water retention is found among people who take Depakote, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Celexa, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 29,120 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 34 have Water retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Water retention 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)

Water Retention

Water retention has been reported by people with hair loss, joint pain, blood urea increased, urinary tract infection, osteoarthritis (latest reports from 23,045 Water retention patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

29,120 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote.
Among them, 34 people (0.12%) have Water Retention


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Depakote cause Water retention?

Time on Depakote when people have Water Retention *:

  • < 1 month: 25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 50 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 25 %

Gender of people who have Water Retention when taking Depakote *:

  • female: 57.58 %
  • male: 42.42 %

Age of people who have Water Retention when taking Depakote *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 10 %
  • 30-39: 20 %
  • 40-49: 50 %
  • 50-59: 20 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (6 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (6 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (4 people)
  • Anxiety (3 people)
  • Osteoarthritis (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Celexa (6 people)
  • Neurontin (5 people)
  • Risperdal (4 people)
  • Lipitor (4 people)
  • Clonazepam (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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