Depakene and Sick sinus syndrome - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Sick sinus syndrome is reported only by a few people who take Depakene.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Depakene and have Sick sinus syndrome. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 14,449 people who have side effects while taking Depakene from the FDA, and is updated regularly.

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 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Jan, 24, 2023

14,449 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakene.
Among them, 4 people (0.03%) have Sick sinus syndrome.

What is Depakene?

Depakene has active ingredients of valproic acid. It is often used in epilepsy. eHealthMe is studying from 14,610 Depakene users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Sick sinus syndrome?

Sick sinus syndrome (a collection of heart rhythm disorders) is found to be associated with 1,314 drugs and 738 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Depakene and Sick sinus syndrome reports submitted per year:

Could Depakene cause Sick sinus syndrome?

Gender of people who have Sick sinus syndrome when taking Depakene *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Sick sinus syndrome when taking Depakene *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 50 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 25 %
  • 60+: 25 %

Common drugs people take besides Depakene *:

  1. Lamictal: 2 people, 50.00%
  2. Valproic Acid: 1 person, 25.00%
  3. Tegretol: 1 person, 25.00%
  4. Lasix: 1 person, 25.00%
  5. Blopress: 1 person, 25.00%
  6. Aricept: 1 person, 25.00%
  7. Amlodipine: 1 person, 25.00%

Common side effects people have besides Sick sinus syndrome *:

  1. Fall: 2 people, 50.00%
  2. Arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat): 2 people, 50.00%
  3. Quadriplegia (a four limb paralysis): 1 person, 25.00%
  4. Eye Movement Disorder: 1 person, 25.00%
  5. Atrial Tachycardia (rhythm disturbance that arises in the atria): 1 person, 25.00%
  6. Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action): 1 person, 25.00%
  7. Cardiac Murmur (an heart sound in valve abnormality): 1 person, 25.00%
  8. Carnitine Decreased: 1 person, 25.00%
  9. Electroencephalogram Abnormal: 1 person, 25.00%
  10. Enlarged Heart: 1 person, 25.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Gastrointestinal Motility Disorder (abnormal intestinal contractions): 1 person, 25.00%
  2. Dementia Alzheimer's Type (loss of mental ability with alzheimer's symptom): 1 person, 25.00%
  3. Constipation: 1 person, 25.00%
  4. Carnitine Deficiency: 1 person, 25.00%
  5. Cardiac Hypertrophy (thickening of the heart muscle): 1 person, 25.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Depakene and have Sick sinus syndrome?

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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.

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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 600+ 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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