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Review: could Depakote cause Restless legs syndrome?

We study 29,579 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

Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,900 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 68,595 patients) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain.

On Jul, 15, 2014: 29,576 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 68,510 people who have Restless Legs Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Restless legs syndrome in Depakote reports

Time on Depakote when people have Restless legs syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Restless legs syndrome0.00%14.29%0.00%14.29%28.57%14.29%28.57%

Gender of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Depakote * :

FemaleMale
Restless legs syndrome73.47%26.53%

Age of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Depakote * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Restless legs syndrome0.00%0.00%3.53%5.88%8.24%30.59%50.59%1.18%

Severity of Restless legs syndrome when taking Depakote ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Restless legs syndrome0.00%20.00%60.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Restless legs syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Restless legs syndrome0.00%25.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (33 people, 37.50%)
  2. Pain (18 people, 20.45%)
  3. Depression (17 people, 19.32%)
  4. Anxiety (15 people, 17.05%)
  5. Hypomania (14 people, 15.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (46 people, 52.27%)
  2. Geodon (28 people, 31.82%)
  3. Risperdal (27 people, 30.68%)
  4. Zyprexa (25 people, 28.41%)
  5. Neurontin (24 people, 27.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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