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Review: could Valproic acid cause Muscle twitching?

We study 9,146 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

Valproic acid (latest outcomes from 9,301 users) has active ingredients of valproic acid. It is often used in epilepsy.

Muscle twitching

Muscle twitching (latest reports from 61,838 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.

Trend of Muscle twitching in Valproic acid reports

Time on Valproic acid when people have Muscle twitching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle twitching0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Muscle twitching when taking Valproic acid * :

FemaleMale
Muscle twitching50.00%50.00%

Age of people who have Muscle twitching when taking Valproic acid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle twitching0.00%7.69%30.77%15.38%3.85%3.85%26.92%11.54%

Severity of Muscle twitching when taking Valproic acid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle twitching0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle twitching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle twitching0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (7 people, 24.14%)
  2. Complex partial seizures (5 people, 17.24%)
  3. Schizophrenia (4 people, 13.79%)
  4. Drug exposure during pregnancy (3 people, 10.34%)
  5. Partial seizures (2 people, 6.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Levetiracetam (8 people, 27.59%)
  2. Zonisamide (7 people, 24.14%)
  3. Phenytoin (5 people, 17.24%)
  4. Clozapine (4 people, 13.79%)
  5. Oxcarbazepine (4 people, 13.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • muscle weakness, vision blurred

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • i cannot sleep or sit down for a rest without my whole body twitching.Now I cannot even sleep as it keep me awake.I have just come off taking zaplin and after 2 years,Is this the cause

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Had muscle twitching for approx 9 months, mainly in lower legs but can get severe twitching of thumb in one hand and slight twitching in other parts of my body eg upper arms. It occurs mainly when I am at rest and when I get up in the morning my legs feel stiff/heavy.

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