Review: could Depakote cause Ms?
This is a review of Ms (Multiple sclerosis) by studying 29,382 people who take Depakote. We analyze: the time on Depakote when people have Ms, gender and age of these people, the severity of Ms, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Depakote. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,846 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder, epilepsy. Commonly reported side effects of Depakote include weight increased, convulsion, convulsion prophylaxis, fatigue, diabetes.
Ms (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) (latest reports from 265,653 patients) has been reported by people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis.
On Feb, 13, 2014: 28,455 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 109 people (0.38%) have Ms.
Time on Depakote when people have Ms * :
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Gender of people who have Ms when taking Depakote * :
Age of people who have Ms when taking Depakote * :
Severity of Ms when taking Depakote ** :
How people recovered from Ms ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple sclerosis (83 people, 76.15%)
- Pain (17 people, 15.60%)
- Convulsion (14 people, 12.84%)
- Petit mal epilepsy (12 people, 11.01%)
- Hypomania (10 people, 9.17%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Avonex (46 people, 42.20%)
- Neurontin (32 people, 29.36%)
- Rebif (27 people, 24.77%)
- Betaseron (26 people, 23.85%)
- Baclofen (22 people, 20.18%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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