Review: could Depakote cause Muscle spasms?
Summary: Muscle spasms 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 Seroquel, and have Pain.
We study 29,605 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 247 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 30,936 Depakote users)
Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain. (latest reports from 56,941 Muscle spasms patients)
On Jan, 26, 2015: 29,605 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 247 people (0.83%) have Muscle Spasms.
Time on Depakote when people have Muscle spasms * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle spasms||33.33%||8.33%||33.33%||0.00%||16.67%||8.33%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle spasms when taking Depakote * :
|Muscle spasms||71.81%||28.19% |
Age of people who have Muscle spasms when taking Depakote * :
|Muscle spasms||0.00%||0.00%||3.27%||6.07%||21.96%||34.11%||20.56%||14.02% |
Severity of Muscle spasms when taking Depakote ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle spasms||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle spasms ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle spasms||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (69 people, 27.94%)
- Bipolar disorder (59 people, 23.89%)
- Depression (43 people, 17.41%)
- Headache (34 people, 13.77%)
- Anxiety (33 people, 13.36%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (63 people, 25.51%)
- Zyprexa (52 people, 21.05%)
- Depakote er (48 people, 19.43%)
- Xanax (47 people, 19.03%)
- Zoloft (46 people, 18.62%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Kelly on Apr, 15, 2010:
I am being prescribed these drugs together. I have a few concerns, one is weight gain? I could hide 10 but after that...Dry mouth which is annoying. and the third is the Asthenia. Combined I don't want people to think I am drunk, but I still want people to know I finally feel better and can complete a thought and complete a task without having to be reminded. Thank you for your bravery and comment to me if you want I need eople who are where I am in this and it is pretty new...my family isn't receptive, my husband is because he sees me every day. Thanks for listening.
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