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Can depakote cause hand tremors?

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  • AAngela Mark, MD, Neurology, answered on behalf of NorthShore University HealthSystem

    Yes. Depakote is known to cause tremors in 5-10% of patients. These stop when the drug is stopped. They may also go away if the dose is reduced and more gradually increased back up.

  • AMediGuard answered
    Tremors were reported by 9% of patients taking this product in clinical trials, versus less than 1% for patients using placebo., so it is possible that this symptom could be related. That said, it is less likely to be related if you have only just started noticing the problem without having had any recent changes to your medication.
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