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Review: could Depakote cause Muscle pain?

Summary: Muscle pain could be caused by Depakote, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 29,548 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 256 have Muscle pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle pain and more.

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Depakote

Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,866 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Muscle pain

Muscle pain (muscle pain) (latest reports from 500,553 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 29,405 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 256 people (0.87%) have Muscle Pain. They amount to 0.05% of all the 500,181 people who have Muscle Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle pain in Depakote reports

Time on Depakote when people have Muscle pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle pain58.06%29.03%3.23%6.45%3.23%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Muscle pain when taking Depakote * :

FemaleMale
Muscle pain65.70%34.30%

Age of people who have Muscle pain when taking Depakote * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle pain0.00%2.22%4.89%5.33%24.00%27.11%25.33%11.11%

Severity of Muscle pain when taking Depakote ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle pain0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle pain ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (50 people, 19.53%)
  2. Depression (39 people, 15.23%)
  3. Pain (22 people, 8.59%)
  4. Convulsion (20 people, 7.81%)
  5. Hypertension (19 people, 7.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (45 people, 17.58%)
  2. Zoloft (40 people, 15.62%)
  3. Neurontin (38 people, 14.84%)
  4. Klonopin (33 people, 12.89%)
  5. Zyprexa (31 people, 12.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • After doubling my Depakote dose, my abdomen is swollen and I am so dizzy and hallucinating so badly I can barely read. My nausea and pain are so severe, very effective drugs at doses that are a significant amount to my system are barely helping. Due to the weather and thus swelling of my previous Chiai Malformation Decompression Brain Surgery site, I have significant and debilitating headache pain and other Chiari symptoms are much worse than usual.

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