Review: could Depakote cause Ms?


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 Pain . We study 33,939 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 131 have Ms. Find out below who they are, when they have Ms and more.

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Depakote

Depakote has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Depakote 39,048 users)

Ms

Ms has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, gait disturbance (latest reports from 423,477 Ms patients).

On Nov, 22, 2016

33,939 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote.
Among them, 131 people (0.39%) have Ms


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Depakote cause Ms?

Time on Depakote when people have Ms *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 50 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Ms when taking Depakote *:

  • female: 73.08 %
  • male: 26.92 %

Age of people who have Ms when taking Depakote *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 6.9 %
  • 10-19: 4.31 %
  • 20-29: 3.45 %
  • 30-39: 19.83 %
  • 40-49: 36.21 %
  • 50-59: 18.97 %
  • 60+: 10.34 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Avonex (33 people, 25.19%)
  • Neurontin (31 people, 23.66%)
  • Tegretol (22 people, 16.79%)
  • Betaseron (21 people, 16.03%)
  • Rebif (19 people, 14.50%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Depakote, learn more)

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Pain (17 people, 12.98%)
  • Convulsion (14 people, 10.69%)
  • Oedema (11 people, 8.40%)
  • Hypomania (11 people, 8.40%)
  • Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (8 people, 6.11%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Depression (23 people, 17.56%)
  • Pain (22 people, 16.79%)
  • Pain In Extremity (21 people, 16.03%)
  • Weakness (20 people, 15.27%)
  • Insomnia (20 people, 15.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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