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Review: could Depakote cause Ms?

We study 29,588 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 30,909 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 280,566 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 29,585 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 280,123 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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    op_diom on Jul, 6, 2014:

    I had this happen to me all the time. I changed to taking my dosage of suboxone to once in the late morning lunch time period and once before I got to sleep. Taking it spread out during the day and near bedtime keeps your receptors sufficiently blocked all day and night so you don't start experiencing terrors at night due to withdrawal. Helped me tremendously and I can honestly say those night terrors I experienced during withdrawal and weaning periods were some of the most horrific experiences I have ever gone through in my entire life. One you start to wean off, cut down slivers each week or two -- take your time

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