Review: could Depakote cause Multiple sclerosis?
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 Multiple sclerosis.
We study 29,616 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 has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 30,936 Depakote users)
Multiple sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) has been reported by people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 224,251 Multiple sclerosis patients)
On Feb, 1, 2015: 29,616 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 130 people (0.44%) have Multiple Sclerosis.
Time on Depakote when people have Multiple sclerosis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Multiple sclerosis||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Multiple sclerosis when taking Depakote * :
|Multiple sclerosis||75.45%||24.55% |
Age of people who have Multiple sclerosis when taking Depakote * :
|Multiple sclerosis||0.00%||5.62%||3.75%||5.00%||16.88%||36.25%||26.88%||5.62% |
Severity of Multiple sclerosis when taking Depakote ** :
How people recovered from Multiple sclerosis ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple sclerosis (86 people, 66.15%)
- Pain (18 people, 13.85%)
- Convulsion (14 people, 10.77%)
- Petit mal epilepsy (12 people, 9.23%)
- Oedema (10 people, 7.69%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Avonex (64 people, 49.23%)
- Neurontin (33 people, 25.38%)
- Rebif (28 people, 21.54%)
- Betaseron (26 people, 20.00%)
- Baclofen (23 people, 17.69%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I am trying to determine which medication to use now that my 40 year successful run with Lithium is over. (The kdneys say it's time to quit). However, I do not want to increase intraocular pressure by using a medication known to increase said pressure. Most importantly, I do not want to lose my livelihood or cause my family and friends unforeseen difficulty due to ineffective medications. I have little faith in the alternatives and see Depakote, Geodon, and Lamictal as poor seconds at
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Sister takes over 16 perscriptions but the ones mentioned are severe.. due to being bi-polar, and severe agoraphobia and anxiety with depression..is this now her life? Not being able to fully comprehend or remember anything? Dropping things and falling when under the full impact of this medication? I either need to get some acceptance or find answers to the effects this medicine is causing..afraid to change up her medicines but needless to say I am worried...
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