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Review: could Depakote cause Multiple sclerosis?

We study 29,585 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 111 have Multiple sclerosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Multiple sclerosis and more.

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Depakote

Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,907 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) (latest reports from 280,482 patients) has been reported by people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Aug, 22, 2014: 29,585 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 130 people (0.44%) have Multiple Sclerosis. They amount to 0.05% of all the 280,482 people who have Multiple Sclerosis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Multiple sclerosis in Depakote reports

Time on Depakote when people have Multiple sclerosis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Multiple sclerosis100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Multiple sclerosis75.45%24.55%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Multiple sclerosis0.00%5.62%3.75%5.00%16.88%36.25%26.88%5.62%

Severity of Multiple sclerosis when taking Depakote ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Multiple sclerosis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (86 people, 66.15%)
  2. Pain (18 people, 13.85%)
  3. Convulsion (14 people, 10.77%)
  4. Petit mal epilepsy (12 people, 9.23%)
  5. Oedema (10 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Avonex (64 people, 49.23%)
  2. Neurontin (33 people, 25.38%)
  3. Rebif (28 people, 21.54%)
  4. Betaseron (26 people, 20.00%)
  5. Baclofen (23 people, 17.69%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • Patient was perscribed these drugs and hadn't been taking them for start 2 to 4 months decided take them after wife who he isn't recently living with said needs to be. Was under influence of narcotics at time I assume said she brought him up with her too work and noticed he was speaking funny night before so she asked him what was wrong he said he just took his meds he was physically active night before and everything then mercy afternoon he was like described as and I quote a drunk like effect

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Haldol caused jaundice and diagnosed with hep c. After many tests and off haldol specialists said it was false positive. Risperadol and depakote raised ammonia levels. Causing psychotic episode s.latuda caused raised ammonia levels, and also, risperdone had me near obeasity! Have I bbeen misdiagnosed?

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Currently undergoing tests to determine type of cyst and whether or not it is cancerous.

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