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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 29,601 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 130 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 30,928 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 relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis.(latest reports from Multiple sclerosis 223,215 patients)

On Nov, 30, 2014: 29,598 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 130 people (0.44%) have Multiple Sclerosis.

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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