Review: could Depakote cause Water retention?
Summary: Water retention could be caused by Depakote, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Depakote er, and have Bipolar disorder.
We study 29,548 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 (latest outcomes from 30,866 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.
Water retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) (latest reports from 89,058 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, primary pulmonary hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 29,405 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 88,805 people who have Water Retention on eHealthMe.
Time on Depakote when people have Water retention * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Water retention||0.00%||57.14%||14.29%||14.29%||14.29%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Water retention when taking Depakote * :
|Water retention||52.78%||47.22% |
Age of people who have Water retention when taking Depakote * :
|Water retention||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||4.17%||20.83%||29.17%||33.33%||12.50% |
Severity of Water retention when taking Depakote ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Water retention||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Water retention ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (6 people, 16.67%)
- Bipolar i disorder (3 people, 8.33%)
- Migraine (3 people, 8.33%)
- Diabetes mellitus (3 people, 8.33%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (2 people, 5.56%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Depakote er (9 people, 25.00%)
- Celexa (5 people, 13.89%)
- Zyprexa (5 people, 13.89%)
- Neurontin (4 people, 11.11%)
- Lipitor (4 people, 11.11%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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rick on Apr, 17, 2014:
You and the other 41 men who participated in this study are all wrong. All of you. All of those side effects are from dapakote alone. Not marijuana. Actually marijuana will help you alleviate the dapakote side effects. Most of them except fatigue and hair loss.
Personally I think they make dapakote out of super concentrated weed. Feels the same!
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