Related topic: Valproic acid, Muscle twitching
Review: could Valproic acid cause Muscle twitching?
Summary: Muscle twitching could be caused by Valproic acid, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Levetiracetam, and have Epilepsy.
We study 9,141 people who have side effects while taking Valproic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 29 have Muscle twitching. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle twitching and more.
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Valproic acid (latest outcomes from 9,294 users) has active ingredients of valproic acid. It is often used in epilepsy.
Muscle twitching (latest reports from 60,787 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure.
On Apr, 14, 2014: 9,127 people reported to have side effects when taking Valproic acid. Among them, 29 people (0.32%) have Muscle Twitching. They amount to 0.05% of all the 60,765 people who have Muscle Twitching on eHealthMe.
Time on Valproic acid when people have Muscle twitching * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle twitching||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle twitching when taking Valproic acid * :
|Muscle twitching||50.00%||50.00% |
Age of people who have Muscle twitching when taking Valproic acid * :
|Muscle twitching||0.00%||7.69%||30.77%||15.38%||3.85%||3.85%||26.92%||11.54% |
Severity of Muscle twitching when taking Valproic acid ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle twitching||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle twitching ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle twitching||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Epilepsy (7 people, 24.14%)
- Complex partial seizures (5 people, 17.24%)
- Schizophrenia (4 people, 13.79%)
- Drug exposure during pregnancy (3 people, 10.34%)
- Partial seizures (2 people, 6.90%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Levetiracetam (8 people, 27.59%)
- Zonisamide (7 people, 24.14%)
- Phenytoin (5 people, 17.24%)
- Oxcarbazepine (4 people, 13.79%)
- Carbamazepine (4 people, 13.79%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (13 hours ago):
Worse when lying down though twitch continues all over the body during waking hours too - neck to calves, not facial. Stopped taking Ambien Feb 15th 2014, this started immediately, the following day.
From this study (4 days ago):
also calf muscle cramps at night. very painful!
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