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Can muscle and joint pain caused by divalproex be prevented without reducing the dose or switching medications?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bert Liang
Neurology

In brief: Uncommon

Was the diagnosis of pain made by your physician? These are unlikely to be caused by valproic acid, particularly since the drug can be used in some circumstances to treat pain.
Would speak to your prescribing physician about this and determine if this is the true cause of your pain, or if there are other things in your history which would be causing your symptoms.

In brief: Uncommon

Was the diagnosis of pain made by your physician? These are unlikely to be caused by valproic acid, particularly since the drug can be used in some circumstances to treat pain.
Would speak to your prescribing physician about this and determine if this is the true cause of your pain, or if there are other things in your history which would be causing your symptoms.
Dr. Bert Liang
Dr. Bert Liang
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Not a usual side ef

This is not a usual side effect of Depakote.
It may be coming from something else.

In brief: Not a usual side ef

This is not a usual side effect of Depakote.
It may be coming from something else.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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