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 29,629 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 has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 30,959 Depakote users)
Ataxia (loss of full control of bodily movements) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, epilepsy, high blood pressure, convulsion. (latest reports from 8,758 Ataxia patients)
On Mar, 31, 2015: 29,624 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 198 people (0.67%) have Ataxia.
Time on Depakote when people have Ataxia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Ataxia when taking Depakote * :
Age of people who have Ataxia when taking Depakote * :
Severity of Ataxia when taking Depakote ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Ataxia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (28 people, 14.14%)
- Convulsion (18 people, 9.09%)
- Multiple sclerosis (11 people, 5.56%)
- Headache (10 people, 5.05%)
- Muscle spasms (8 people, 4.04%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Depakote er (29 people, 14.65%)
- Zoloft (26 people, 13.13%)
- Atenolol (25 people, 12.63%)
- Lamictal (22 people, 11.11%)
- Klonopin (22 people, 11.11%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- A study of side effects of Zoloft for a 36-year old woman with Depression. The patient has Clumsiness
- A study of side effects of Depakote for a 41-year old woman with Mood Stabilizer.
- A study of drug interactions between Quetiapine Fumarate, Klonopin, Divalproex for a 25-year old woman with Sleep Disorder Due To A General Medical Condition, Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Disorder. The patient has Lower Abdominal Pain
- A study of drug interactions between Zanaflex, Klonopin, Vicodin, Fentanyl-50, Sinemet Cr, Seroquel, Depakote Er for a 58-year old woman with Muscle Contractions Involuntary, Anxiety Disorder Due To A General Medical Condition, Chronic Pain, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, Parkinson's Disease, Psychosis. The patient has Shortness Of Breath, Muscle Cramps Aggravated, Sweating Fever, Congestive Heart Failure, Hallucinations
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