Review: could Valproic acid cause Muscle twitching?
We study 9,143 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 9,298 users) has active ingredients of valproic acid. It is often used in epilepsy.
Muscle twitching (latest reports from 61,732 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure.
On Jul, 19, 2014: 9,143 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 61,706 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 (1 week 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.
From this study (2 weeks ago):
Itching in extremeties with no rash apparent. Eyes watery and burning. Twitching is in left eyelid. Itching started 8 days ago. Lotion does not help much. Diphenhydramine does not help much.
From this study (3 weeks ago):
my son has been taking depakine chrono 500 for 6 years now, he had two seizures when he was 9 years old on the same day, two hours apart, he did`t have any sort of movment when he had them, it was like he froze for 4 minutes or so in both times, on the same day he started taking depakine and didn`t have any thing of the kind since, about two years ago i started noticing strange face expressions , like he was swallowing and squinching his mouth, and doesn`t stop till i shout or move him, and eventually he stops even if i don`t call out his name,
he says he doesnt control it,and feel as if there is a soft and warm sensation making him do them. i consulted many doctors, the last one said they`r tics & nothing to be afraid of, I worry for my son, and want to be sure that they`r not signs of something else,
the last doctor told me that we must start cutting down on the medication since he is seizure free for this long.
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