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Review: could Depakote cause Ataxia (Movement - uncoordinated)?

Summary: Ataxia is found among people who take Depakote, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Depakote er, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 29,598 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 127 have Ataxia. Find out below who they are, when they have Ataxia and more.

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Depakote

Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,926 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Trend of depakote reports

Ataxia

Ataxia (loss of full control of bodily movements) (latest reports from 44,302 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, epilepsy, high blood pressure, convulsion.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 29,591 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 198 people (0.67%) have Ataxia.

Trend of Ataxia in Depakote reports

Time on Depakote when people have Ataxia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ataxia37.04%7.41%11.11%11.11%22.22%7.41%3.70%

Gender of people who have Ataxia when taking Depakote * :

FemaleMale
Ataxia53.54%46.46%

Age of people who have Ataxia when taking Depakote * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ataxia0.00%5.82%6.88%4.23%6.35%26.98%34.39%15.34%

Severity of Ataxia when taking Depakote ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Ataxia0.00%33.33%33.33%33.33%

How people recovered from Ataxia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Ataxia0.00%33.33%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (28 people, 14.14%)
  2. Convulsion (18 people, 9.09%)
  3. Multiple sclerosis (11 people, 5.56%)
  4. Headache (10 people, 5.05%)
  5. Muscle spasms (8 people, 4.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Depakote er (29 people, 14.65%)
  2. Zoloft (26 people, 13.13%)
  3. Atenolol (25 people, 12.63%)
  4. Lamictal (22 people, 11.11%)
  5. Klonopin (22 people, 11.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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