Depakote and Muscle spasms - from FDA reports
Muscle spasms is found among people who take Depakote, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 36,649 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA. Among them, 334 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.
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Depakote has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Depakote 39,085 users)
Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 105,114 Muscle spasms patients).
On Jan, 27, 2017
36,649 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote.
Among them, 334 people (0.91%) have Muscle Spasms
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Depakote when people have Muscle Spasms *:
- < 1 month: 18.75 %
- 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
- 6 - 12 months: 18.75 %
- 1 - 2 years: 6.25 %
- 2 - 5 years: 25.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 6.25 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Muscle Spasms when taking Depakote *:
- female: 66.06 %
- male: 33.94 %
Age of people who have Muscle Spasms when taking Depakote *:
- 0-1: 0.39 %
- 2-9: 0.78 %
- 10-19: 3.91 %
- 20-29: 7.42 %
- 30-39: 21.09 %
- 40-49: 31.25 %
- 50-59: 17.58 %
- 60+: 17.58 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Bipolar Disorder (62 people, 18.56%)
- Pain (52 people, 15.57%)
- Depression (51 people, 15.27%)
- Stress And Anxiety (47 people, 14.07%)
- Headache (31 people, 9.28%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Seroquel (70 people, 20.96%)
- Zyprexa (60 people, 17.96%)
- Neurontin (49 people, 14.67%)
- Zoloft (45 people, 13.47%)
- Risperdal (43 people, 12.87%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Headache (85 people, 25.45%)
- Insomnia (77 people, 23.05%)
- Dizziness (74 people, 22.16%)
- Weakness (73 people, 21.86%)
- Fatigue (72 people, 21.56%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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