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 (latest outcomes from 30,909 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.
Ms (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) (latest reports from 280,548 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.
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 (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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