Review: could Depakote cause Ataxia?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 12, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 29,382 people who take Depakote. Among them, 125 have Ataxia. See who they are, when they have Ataxia and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,846 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder, bipolar i disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Depakote include weight increased, convulsion, convulsion prophylaxis, fatigue, diabetes.
Ataxia (loss of full control of bodily movements) (latest reports from 42,415 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, epilepsy, high blood pressure, convulsion.
On Mar, 11, 2014: 29,382 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 196 people (0.67%) have Ataxia. They amount to 0.46% of all the 42,306 people who have Ataxia.
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (28 people, 14.29%)
- Convulsion (18 people, 9.18%)
- Multiple sclerosis (11 people, 5.61%)
- Headache (10 people, 5.10%)
- Muscle spasms (8 people, 4.08%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Depakote er (29 people, 14.80%)
- Zoloft (25 people, 12.76%)
- Atenolol (25 people, 12.76%)
- Klonopin (22 people, 11.22%)
- Lamictal (22 people, 11.22%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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