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My son is 17 years old and had been taking depekote since he was 11 years old. I read possible causes of thrombocytopenia and depekote was mentioned as far as being the cause of this to happen. Is it poosible that he may have one of the other causes with taking depekote such as cancer, lupus or some of the other diseases that were listed in the medical book?

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replied August 8th, 2007
Bipolar Disorder Answer A352
Depekote (divalproex sodium) is an antiepileptic drug; one side effect of the drug is thrombocytopenia. In your son’s case, it is important to know if he experienced thrombocytopenia before start taking Deprekote and if so, for how long? Your son has been taking Deprekote for 6 years and there is only a slight chance that thrombocytopenia will cause cancer or lupus; these diseases would have manifested some other symptoms so far.

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