71 patient evaluations for Divalproex sodium

zoemindfunk
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zoemindfunk
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 38y
  • Duration: 38 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
36 seizures
207 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jun 28, 2010 (Started Jun 28, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg One time
Advice & Tips: Depakote is also known as valproic acid - you can get you insurance to cover it on a name brand and name brand is better and has other effects then yhe off brand.. i got real sick on the off brand .. i have generalized seizures and my seirures can not handle the off brand ... so if you have your neuo submit paper work stating this is true for you for you as well your insurance will cover you. Then take the paper work to your pharmacy. Then they submit it for you and all you have to pay is a copay.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Fluid retention weight gain

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Farquie
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Farquie
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 0
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Overwhelming
41 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar II

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Jun 23, 2010 (Started Jun 11, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It added to my anger as well as my paranoia. I would get headaches and my eating had decreased.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Increased anger

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kittie1823
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kittie1823
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 2
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Moderate
32 F
Function: High
Distress: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar II

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Jun 21, 2010 (Started Apr 21, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 250 mg Daily

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naomiah
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naomiah
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
51 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar I

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Jun 4, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Migraine headaches: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 750 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Watch weight strictly. Anorgasmia. No libido.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Loss of sex drive (libido), Tremor in hands, Sex drive (libido) decreased

Mar 17, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Migraine headaches: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Loss of sex drive (libido), Tremor in hands, Sex drive (libido) decreased

Mar 3, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Migraine headaches: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Loss of sex drive (libido), Tremor in hands, Sex drive (libido) decreased

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tryinghard101
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tryinghard101
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 0
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
58 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: b
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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May 15, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 17, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I could not tell
Cost: < $25 monthly

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kato
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kato
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 38y
  • Duration: 17 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
7 seizures
221 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 5, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (complex partial): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: always fatigued, gained lots of weight
Side effects: Weight gain, Fatigue, Fatigue

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lmyers
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lmyers
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 47y
  • Duration: 42 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
3 seizures
213 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 4, 2010 (Started Apr 28, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i get so tired in the afternoon......
Side effects: Sleepiness

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longing
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 52y
  • Duration: 40 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
? seizures
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 3, 2010 (Started Jun 14, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have found Depakote to work well for me with the Carbamazepine and Zonasimide combined together.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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beeman6
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beeman6
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 3
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 4
External Stress: Overwhelming
57 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar I

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Apr 28, 2010 (Started Nov 06, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Cranky

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kg10043
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kg10043
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 59y
  • Duration: 45 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
4 seizures
151 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Apr 7, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1992)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It has caused severe diarrhea ever since I started taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Diarrhea chronic

Dec 30, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1992)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It has caused fatigue, an increase in weight and massive amounts of diahhrea. In contrast, os all medications I have taken for seizures it controls them the best for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Diarrhea chronic

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