Valproic acid and Muscle twitching - from FDA reports


Muscle twitching is found among people who take Valproic acid, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Levetiracetam, and have Epilepsy. This review analyzes which people have Muscle twitching with Valproic acid. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 14,265 people who have side effects when taking Valproic acid from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 05, 2017

14,265 people reported to have side effects when taking Valproic Acid.
Among them, 47 people (0.33%) have Muscle Twitching

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Valproic acid cause Muscle twitching?

Gender of people who have Muscle Twitching when taking Valproic Acid *:

  • female: 34.78 %
  • male: 65.22 %

Age of people who have Muscle Twitching when taking Valproic Acid *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 4.88 %
  • 10-19: 21.95 %
  • 20-29: 9.76 %
  • 30-39: 14.63 %
  • 40-49: 4.88 %
  • 50-59: 19.51 %
  • 60+: 24.39 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Status Epilepticus (7 people, 14.89%)
  • Epilepsy (7 people, 14.89%)
  • Seizures (5 people, 10.64%)
  • Complex Partial Seizures (5 people, 10.64%)
  • Schizophrenia (4 people, 8.51%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Levetiracetam (8 people, 17.02%)
  • Zonisamide (7 people, 14.89%)
  • Phenytoin (5 people, 10.64%)
  • Lamotrigine (4 people, 8.51%)
  • Keppra (4 people, 8.51%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Ineffective (12 people, 25.53%)
  • Status Epilepticus (9 people, 19.15%)
  • Grand Mal Convulsion (9 people, 19.15%)
  • Myoclonus (7 people, 14.89%)
  • Dyskinesia (7 people, 14.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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