Depakote and Multiple sclerosis - from FDA reports


Summary

Multiple sclerosis 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 36,649 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA. Among them, 133 have Multiple sclerosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Multiple sclerosis 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 39,085 users)

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, gait disturbance (latest reports from 423,537 Multiple sclerosis patients).

On Jan, 27, 2017

36,649 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote.
Among them, 133 people (0.36%) have Multiple Sclerosis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Depakote cause Multiple sclerosis?

Time on Depakote when people have Multiple Sclerosis *:

  • < 1 month: 75 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Multiple Sclerosis when taking Depakote *:

  • female: 73.48 %
  • male: 26.52 %

Age of people who have Multiple Sclerosis when taking Depakote *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 6.84 %
  • 10-19: 4.27 %
  • 20-29: 4.27 %
  • 30-39: 19.66 %
  • 40-49: 35.9 %
  • 50-59: 18.8 %
  • 60+: 10.26 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (17 people, 12.78%)
  • Convulsion (15 people, 11.28%)
  • Oedema (11 people, 8.27%)
  • Hypomania (11 people, 8.27%)
  • Depression (11 people, 8.27%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Avonex (35 people, 26.32%)
  • Neurontin (32 people, 24.06%)
  • Tegretol (21 people, 15.79%)
  • Betaseron (21 people, 15.79%)
  • Rebif (19 people, 14.29%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (23 people, 17.29%)
  • Pain (22 people, 16.54%)
  • Pain In Extremity (21 people, 15.79%)
  • Weakness (20 people, 15.04%)
  • Insomnia (20 people, 15.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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