Depakote and Water retention - from FDA reports
Water retention 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 Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 36,649 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA. Among them, 65 have Water retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Water retention and more.
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Depakote has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Depakote 39,085 users)
Water retention has been reported by people with primary pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 35,419 Water retention patients).
On Feb, 22, 2017
36,649 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote.
Among them, 65 people (0.18%) have Water Retention
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Depakote when people have Water Retention *:
- < 1 month: 10 %
- 1 - 6 months: 40 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 20 %
- 2 - 5 years: 10 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 20 %
Gender of people who have Water Retention when taking Depakote *:
- female: 57.38 %
- male: 42.62 %
Age of people who have Water Retention when taking Depakote *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 5.88 %
- 30-39: 20.59 %
- 40-49: 32.35 %
- 50-59: 32.35 %
- 60+: 8.82 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Bipolar Disorder (16 people, 24.62%)
- Depression (9 people, 13.85%)
- Bipolar I Disorder (5 people, 7.69%)
- Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (4 people, 6.15%)
- Diabetes (4 people, 6.15%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Seroquel (11 people, 16.92%)
- Zyprexa (7 people, 10.77%)
- Lyrica (7 people, 10.77%)
- Celexa (6 people, 9.23%)
- Habitrol (5 people, 7.69%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Weight Increased (21 people, 32.31%)
- Oedema Peripheral (8 people, 12.31%)
- Weight Decreased (7 people, 10.77%)
- Pneumonia (7 people, 10.77%)
- High Blood Pressure (7 people, 10.77%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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