Review: could Depakote cause Restless legs syndrome?
We study 29,588 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 88 have Restless legs syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome and more.
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Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,909 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.
Restless legs syndrome
Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) (latest reports from 68,676 patients) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain.
On Aug, 18, 2014: 29,585 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 88 people (0.30%) have Restless Legs Syndrome. They amount to 0.13% of all the 68,650 people who have Restless Legs Syndrome on eHealthMe.
Time on Depakote when people have Restless legs syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Restless legs syndrome||0.00%||14.29%||0.00%||14.29%||28.57%||14.29%||28.57% |
Gender of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Depakote * :
|Restless legs syndrome||73.47%||26.53% |
Age of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Depakote * :
|Restless legs syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||3.53%||5.88%||8.24%||30.59%||50.59%||1.18% |
Severity of Restless legs syndrome when taking Depakote ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Restless legs syndrome||0.00%||20.00%||60.00%||20.00% |
How people recovered from Restless legs syndrome ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Restless legs syndrome||0.00%||25.00%||75.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (33 people, 37.50%)
- Pain (18 people, 20.45%)
- Depression (17 people, 19.32%)
- Anxiety (15 people, 17.05%)
- Hypomania (14 people, 15.91%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (46 people, 52.27%)
- Geodon (28 people, 31.82%)
- Risperdal (27 people, 30.68%)
- Zyprexa (25 people, 28.41%)
- Neurontin (24 people, 27.27%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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