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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 29,601 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

Depakote has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Depakote 30,928 users)

Muscle spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain.(latest reports from Muscle spasms 55,745 patients)

On Nov, 27, 2014: 29,598 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 247 people (0.83%) have Muscle Spasms.

Trend of Muscle spasms in Depakote reports

Time on Depakote when people have Muscle spasms * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle spasms33.33%8.33%33.33%0.00%16.67%8.33%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle spasms71.81%28.19%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle spasms0.00%0.00%3.27%6.07%21.96%34.11%20.56%14.02%

Severity of Muscle spasms when taking Depakote ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle spasms0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle spasms ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle spasms100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (69 people, 27.94%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (59 people, 23.89%)
  3. Depression (43 people, 17.41%)
  4. Headache (34 people, 13.77%)
  5. Anxiety (33 people, 13.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (63 people, 25.51%)
  2. Zyprexa (52 people, 21.05%)
  3. Depakote er (48 people, 19.43%)
  4. Xanax (47 people, 19.03%)
  5. Zoloft (46 people, 18.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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