Depakote and Ataxia - from FDA reports


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 Keppra, and have Bipolar disorder. This review analyzes which people have Ataxia with Depakote. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 38,095 people who have side effects when taking Depakote from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 25, 2017

38,095 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote.
Among them, 147 people (0.39%) have Ataxia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Depakote cause Ataxia?

Time on Depakote when people have Ataxia *:

  • < 1 month: 39.13 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 4.35 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.04 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.04 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 30.43 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Ataxia when taking Depakote *:

  • female: 53.15 %
  • male: 46.85 %

Age of people who have Ataxia when taking Depakote *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 4.96 %
  • 10-19: 4.96 %
  • 20-29: 2.48 %
  • 30-39: 3.31 %
  • 40-49: 32.23 %
  • 50-59: 33.06 %
  • 60+: 19.01 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (29 people, 19.73%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (14 people, 9.52%)
  • Convulsion (13 people, 8.84%)
  • Headache (12 people, 8.16%)
  • Diabetes (9 people, 6.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Keppra (22 people, 14.97%)
  • Klonopin (20 people, 13.61%)
  • Zoloft (19 people, 12.93%)
  • Lamictal (18 people, 12.24%)
  • Wellbutrin (16 people, 10.88%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Tremor (39 people, 26.53%)
  • Confusional State (39 people, 26.53%)
  • Dizziness (37 people, 25.17%)
  • Weakness (35 people, 23.81%)
  • Fatigue (35 people, 23.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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