Review: could Depakote cause Ms (Multiple sclerosis)?
Summary: Ms is found among people who take Depakote, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Avonex, and have Multiple sclerosis.
We study 29,601 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 has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Depakote 30,928 users)
Ms (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) has been reported by people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis.(latest reports from Ms 221,573 patients)
On Nov, 26, 2014: 29,598 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 111 people (0.38%) have Ms.
Time on Depakote when people have Ms * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
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 (84 people, 75.68%)
- Pain (18 people, 16.22%)
- Convulsion (14 people, 12.61%)
- Petit mal epilepsy (12 people, 10.81%)
- Oedema (10 people, 9.01%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Avonex (46 people, 41.44%)
- Neurontin (32 people, 28.83%)
- Rebif (28 people, 25.23%)
- Betaseron (26 people, 23.42%)
- Baclofen (22 people, 19.82%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- Can my sister take phentermine with multiple sclerosis to lose weight
(Asked by a 37 year old woman who has Multiple Sclerosis)
I worry she is taking a pill that will affect the nervous system and may not be good for her body.
- My sister has been taking depakote cogentin and geodon and suffers with great memory loss inability to carry on a conversation and drops things all the time is this the effect of these drugs? (1 answer)
(Asked by a 55 year old woman who has Halucinations, Talking Out Of Her Head, Sleeping Difficulty, Falling , Memory Loss, and takes Wellbutrin, Prozac, Geodon, Cogentin, Depakote)
Sister takes over 16 perscriptions but the ones mentioned are severe.. due to being bi-polar, and severe agoraphobia and anxiety with depression..is this now her life? Not being able to fully comprehend or remember anything? Dropping things and falling when under the full impact of this medication? I either need to get some acceptance or find answers to the effects this medicine is causing..afraid to change up her medicines but needless to say I am worried...
- Does albuterol sometimes show up as speed in your system when combined with other drugs
(Asked by a 43 year old woman who has Cailin, Tested Positive For Speed, and takes Norco, Cymbalta, Depakote)
Albuterol fluticasone pataday claritine atenolol prilosec
- Can i take marijuana while taking gilenya
(Asked by a 36 year old woman who has MS, and takes Gilenya)
Hello i would like to know if is safe to have marijuane with gilenya and methotraxate
- Is it safe for me to take ginkgo biloba with gabapentin (neurontin)?
(Asked by a 26 year old woman who has Multiple Sclerosis)
i also take Neurontin (Naprosyn) 500 mg 2 times a day and the gabapentin (Neurontin) usually 3 times a day.
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I've never joined one of these sites but saw this site. I have had MS for 14yrs but changed to Copaxone in April, had a relapse last week and wondered how others were getting on with it. I have a puffy left calf/ankle which can be a side effect of Copaxone - have others had this - can you reduce the swelling?
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(Posted by a 41 year old woman who has Multiple Sclerosis, Scleroderma, and takes Copaxone)
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