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Review: could Depakote cause Ms?

Summary: Ms could be caused by Depakote, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Avonex, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 29,548 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 130 have Ms. Find out below who they are, when they have Ms and more.

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Depakote

Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,866 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Ms

Ms (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) (latest reports from 279,810 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 29,405 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 111 people (0.38%) have Ms. They amount to 0.04% of all the 280,260 people who have Ms on eHealthMe.

Trend of Ms in Depakote reports

Time on Depakote when people have Ms * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ms100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Ms when taking Depakote * :

FemaleMale
Ms77.70%22.30%

Age of people who have Ms when taking Depakote * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ms0.00%6.38%3.55%4.96%17.02%34.04%27.66%6.38%

Severity of Ms when taking Depakote ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Ms ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (84 people, 75.68%)
  2. Pain (18 people, 16.22%)
  3. Convulsion (14 people, 12.61%)
  4. Petit mal epilepsy (12 people, 10.81%)
  5. Oedema (10 people, 9.01%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Avonex (46 people, 41.44%)
  2. Neurontin (32 people, 28.83%)
  3. Rebif (28 people, 25.23%)
  4. Betaseron (26 people, 23.42%)
  5. Baclofen (22 people, 19.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • rick on Apr, 17, 2014:

    You and the other 41 men who participated in this study are all wrong. All of you. All of those side effects are from dapakote alone. Not marijuana. Actually marijuana will help you alleviate the dapakote side effects. Most of them except fatigue and hair loss.
    Personally I think they make dapakote out of super concentrated weed. Feels the same!

    Reply

  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • After doubling my Depakote dose, my abdomen is swollen and I am so dizzy and hallucinating so badly I can barely read. My nausea and pain are so severe, very effective drugs at doses that are a significant amount to my system are barely helping. Due to the weather and thus swelling of my previous Chiai Malformation Decompression Brain Surgery site, I have significant and debilitating headache pain and other Chiari symptoms are much worse than usual.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Excessive eye blinking just started two days ago.

    Reply

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