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 29,616 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 198 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 30,950 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 8,753 Ataxia patients)
On Mar, 1, 2015: 29,616 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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