Review: could Valproic acid cause Muscle twitching?
We study 9,147 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 9,302 users) has active ingredients of valproic acid. It is often used in epilepsy.
Muscle twitching (latest reports from 61,893 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure.
On Aug, 22, 2014: 9,146 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 61,833 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%)
- Clozapine (4 people, 13.79%)
- Oxcarbazepine (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 (2 days ago):
I also take hydrocodone for a diagnosis of coxa valga which is a deformity in hips. I was diagnosed with both in 2008. But just recently the muscle twitches started. I only take like 2 pills per day so I know I don't abuse them.
From this study (5 days ago):
I take two tablets of Depakin chrono (valproic acid) total 1000 at night one time. it helps me in getting sleep, otherwise I'm not able to. however during the day im so dizzy.
I thinking of trying to cut it off totally
From this study (3 weeks ago):
Have constant muscle soreness particularly after activity or after standing for 30 minutes. Soreness is severe in the evenings. Leg twitching (restless leg) at night when trying to sleep. Particularly bad aching in feet and lower legs, but have problems with hips as well. Arms and back ache also but not as bad as legs.
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