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Review: could Depakote cause Water retention?

We study 29,588 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 36 have Water retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Water retention and more.

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Depakote

Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,909 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Water retention

Water retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) (latest reports from 90,523 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, primary pulmonary hypertension, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis.

On Aug, 22, 2014: 29,585 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 36 people (0.12%) have Water Retention. They amount to 0.04% of all the 90,522 people who have Water Retention on eHealthMe.

Trend of Water retention in Depakote reports

Time on Depakote when people have Water retention * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Water retention0.00%57.14%14.29%14.29%14.29%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Water retention52.78%47.22%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Water retention0.00%0.00%0.00%4.17%20.83%29.17%33.33%12.50%

Severity of Water retention when taking Depakote ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Water retention0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Water retention ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (6 people, 16.67%)
  2. Bipolar i disorder (3 people, 8.33%)
  3. Migraine (3 people, 8.33%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (3 people, 8.33%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (2 people, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Depakote er (9 people, 25.00%)
  2. Celexa (5 people, 13.89%)
  3. Zyprexa (5 people, 13.89%)
  4. Neurontin (4 people, 11.11%)
  5. Lipitor (4 people, 11.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    op_diom on Jul, 6, 2014:

    I had this happen to me all the time. I changed to taking my dosage of suboxone to once in the late morning lunch time period and once before I got to sleep. Taking it spread out during the day and near bedtime keeps your receptors sufficiently blocked all day and night so you don't start experiencing terrors at night due to withdrawal. Helped me tremendously and I can honestly say those night terrors I experienced during withdrawal and weaning periods were some of the most horrific experiences I have ever gone through in my entire life. One you start to wean off, cut down slivers each week or two -- take your time

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