Review: could Depakote cause Muscle spasms?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 29,382 people who take Depakote. Among them, 237 have Muscle spasms. See who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,846 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder, epilepsy. Commonly reported side effects of Depakote include weight increased, convulsion, convulsion prophylaxis, fatigue, diabetes.
Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) (latest reports from 334,300 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain.
On Feb, 6, 2014: 28,455 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 237 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||71.53%||28.47% |
Age of people who have Muscle spasms when taking Depakote * :
|Muscle spasms||0.00%||0.00%||3.43%||6.37%||22.06%||32.84%||20.59%||14.71% |
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 (67 people, 28.27%)
- Bipolar disorder (58 people, 24.47%)
- Depression (40 people, 16.88%)
- Headache (32 people, 13.50%)
- Anxiety (30 people, 12.66%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (62 people, 26.16%)
- Zyprexa (52 people, 21.94%)
- Xanax (47 people, 19.83%)
- Depakote er (47 people, 19.83%)
- Zoloft (46 people, 19.41%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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