Depakote and Ataxia - from FDA reports
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 Zoloft, and have Multiple sclerosis. This review analyzes which people have Ataxia with Depakote. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 38,658 people who have side effects when taking Depakote from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Sep, 22, 2017
38,658 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote.
Among them, 219 people (0.57%) have Ataxia
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Depakote when people have Ataxia *:
- < 1 month: 36.36 %
- 1 - 6 months: 4.55 %
- 6 - 12 months: 13.64 %
- 1 - 2 years: 13.64 %
- 2 - 5 years: 31.82 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Ataxia when taking Depakote *:
- female: 55.35 %
- male: 44.65 %
Age of people who have Ataxia when taking Depakote *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 7.03 %
- 10-19: 5.41 %
- 20-29: 4.32 %
- 30-39: 7.03 %
- 40-49: 23.78 %
- 50-59: 34.05 %
- 60+: 18.38 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Multiple Sclerosis (14 people, 6.39%)
- Convulsion (13 people, 5.94%)
- Headache (12 people, 5.48%)
- Muscle Spasms (9 people, 4.11%)
- Diabetes (9 people, 4.11%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Zoloft (25 people, 11.42%)
- Lamictal (23 people, 10.50%)
- Klonopin (23 people, 10.50%)
- Keppra (22 people, 10.05%)
- Atenolol (17 people, 7.76%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Speech Impairment (adult) (50 people, 22.83%)
- Weakness (45 people, 20.55%)
- Fatigue (45 people, 20.55%)
- Fall (44 people, 20.09%)
- Confusional State (39 people, 17.81%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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