Depakene and Anorexia - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data
We study 14,554 people who have side effects when taking Depakene. Anorexia is found, especially among people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Tegretol and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Depakene and have Anorexia. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You may use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.
Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 700+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.
14,554 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakene.
Among them, 131 people (0.9%) have Anorexia.
What is Depakene?
Depakene has active ingredients of valproic acid. It is used in epilepsy. Currently, eHealthMe is studying from 14,719 Depakene users.
What is Anorexia?
Anorexia (eating disorder characterized by immoderate food restriction and irrational fear of gaining weight) is found to be associated with 1,923 drugs and 1,667 conditions by eHealthMe. Currently, we are studying 30,911 people who have Anorexia.
Number of Depakene and Anorexia reports submitted per year:
Time on Depakene when people have Anorexia *:
Gender of people who have Anorexia when taking Depakene*:
Age of people who have Anorexia when taking Depakene *:
Common drugs people take besides Depakene *:
Common side effects people have besides Anorexia *:
Common conditions people have *:
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
Do you take Depakene and have Anorexia?Check whether Anorexia is associated with a drug or a condition
How to use the study?
You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Related publications that referenced our studies
- Gupta E, Kunjal R, Cury JD, "Severe hyponatremia due to valproic acid toxicity", Journal of clinical medicine research, 2015 Jan .
- Hwabejire JO, Lu J, Liu B, Li Y, Halaweish I, Alam HB, "Valproic acid for the treatment of hemorrhagic shock: a dose-optimization study", journal of surgical research, 2014 Jan .
Depakene side effects by duration, gender and age:
- Depakene side effects (14,719 reports)
Anorexia treatments and more:
- Anorexia (30,911 reports)
Common drugs associated with Anorexia:
- Lasix: 1,033 reports
- Byetta: 1,009 reports
- Prednisone: 931 reports
- Aspirin: 883 reports
- Lipitor: 854 reports
- Paxil: 827 reports
- Cisplatin: 819 reports
- Zoloft: 773 reports
- Furosemide: 723 reports
- Methotrexate: 716 reports
All the drugs that are associated with Anorexia:
- Anorexia (1,923 drugs)
Common conditions associated with Anorexia:
- Depression: 1,049 reports
- Type 2 diabetes: 970 reports
- High blood pressure: 968 reports
- Pain: 767 reports
- Hepatitis c: 747 reports
- Rheumatoid arthritis: 672 reports
- Osteoporosis: 581 reports
All the conditions that are associated with Anorexia:
- Anorexia (1,667 conditions)
How the study uses the data?
The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on valproic acid (the active ingredients of Depakene) and Depakene (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.
Who is eHealthMe?
With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 700+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).
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