Review: could Depakote cause Restless legs syndrome?
Summary: Restless legs syndrome could be caused by Depakote, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, 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, 88 have Restless legs syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome and more.
On Apr, 12, 2014: 29,405 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 67,334 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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