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. This review analyzes which people have Multiple sclerosis with Depakote. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 38,095 people who have side effects when taking Depakote from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 02, 2017

38,095 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote.
Among them, 137 people (0.36%) have Multiple Sclerosis


Number of reports submitted per year:

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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: 74.26 %
  • male: 25.74 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 6.72 %
  • 10-19: 4.2 %
  • 20-29: 4.2 %
  • 30-39: 20.17 %
  • 40-49: 35.29 %
  • 50-59: 19.33 %
  • 60+: 10.08 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (17 people, 12.41%)
  • Convulsion (15 people, 10.95%)
  • Oedema (11 people, 8.03%)
  • Hypomania (11 people, 8.03%)
  • Depression (11 people, 8.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Avonex (35 people, 25.55%)
  • Neurontin (32 people, 23.36%)
  • Tegretol (21 people, 15.33%)
  • Betaseron (21 people, 15.33%)
  • Rebif (19 people, 13.87%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (23 people, 16.79%)
  • Weakness (22 people, 16.06%)
  • Pain (22 people, 16.06%)
  • Pain In Extremity (21 people, 15.33%)
  • Insomnia (20 people, 14.60%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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