Review: could Depakote cause Multiple Sclerosis?


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 Multiple sclerosis . We study 29,120 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 116 have Multiple sclerosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Multiple sclerosis and more.

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Depakote has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Depakote 33,660 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 influenza like illness, pain, urinary tract infection, weakness, gait disturbance (latest reports from 316,154 Multiple sclerosis patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

29,120 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote.
Among them, 116 people (0.4%) have Multiple Sclerosis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Depakote cause Multiple sclerosis?

Time on Depakote when people have Multiple Sclerosis *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 76.52 %
  • male: 23.48 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 7.34 %
  • 10-19: 4.59 %
  • 20-29: 3.67 %
  • 30-39: 20.18 %
  • 40-49: 35.78 %
  • 50-59: 18.35 %
  • 60+: 10.09 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (60 people)
  • Pain (17 people)
  • Convulsion (14 people)
  • Oedema (11 people)
  • Hypomania (11 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Avonex (32 people)
  • Neurontin (30 people)
  • Tegretol (21 people)
  • Betaseron (20 people)
  • Baclofen (18 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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