Depakote and Water retention - from FDA reports
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 - 6 months, also take medication Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder. This review analyzes which people have Water retention with Depakote. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 38,095 people who have side effects when taking Depakote from FDA, and is updated regularly.
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On Apr, 28, 2017
38,095 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote.
Among them, 67 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: 57.14 %
- male: 42.86 %
Age of people who have Water Retention when taking Depakote *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 5.71 %
- 30-39: 20.0 %
- 40-49: 34.29 %
- 50-59: 31.43 %
- 60+: 8.57 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Bipolar Disorder (17 people, 25.37%)
- Depression (9 people, 13.43%)
- Bipolar I Disorder (5 people, 7.46%)
- Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (4 people, 5.97%)
- Diabetes (4 people, 5.97%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Seroquel (11 people, 16.42%)
- Zyprexa (7 people, 10.45%)
- Lyrica (7 people, 10.45%)
- Celexa (6 people, 8.96%)
- Risperdal (5 people, 7.46%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Weight Increased (21 people, 31.34%)
- Oedema Peripheral (8 people, 11.94%)
- Weight Decreased (7 people, 10.45%)
- Pneumonia (7 people, 10.45%)
- High Blood Pressure (7 people, 10.45%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Do you have Water retention when taking Depakote?
Depakote has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Depakote 40,584 users)
Water retention has been reported by people with primary pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 38,287 Water retention patients).
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