14 patient evaluations for Divalproex sodium taken for the purpose of 'Epilepsy' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

pheonix61
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pheonix61
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 63
Condition: COPD 43 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
COPD

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Jul 17, 2012 (Started Mar 04, 1972)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 2, 2012 (Started Mar 04, 1972)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 28, 2012 (Started Mar 04, 1972)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This drug is also used to treat and elevate the mood particulary in mild/severe bipolar disorder. Therefor this has to be considered when decreasing the drug because the clients epilepsy has stabilized enough to warrant a reduction in anti-convulsive therapy.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 2, 2012 (Started Mar 04, 1972)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Apert from the wheiht gain which is managed with a balanced diet I do find my mental health has improved somewhat as well. Perhaps because of the impact it has in my epilepsy control perhaps not as I have read it is used in mental health treatment as well.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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CutiePengu
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CutiePengu
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 51y
  • Duration: 45 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
3 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 16, 2012 (Started Apr 15, 1991)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 13, 2012 (Started Apr 15, 1991)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have taken this medicine, with the exception of about a year, since 1991, and have not had any grand mal seizures. I have had mild aural seizure activity, but not bad enough to warrant a visit to the doctors. It has been 20 years without a grand mal seizure for me, and I think that is a big accomplishment compared to how I did before I started taking Depakote.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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ArbonneDrew
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ArbonneDrew
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 27y
  • Duration: 15 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
153 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 2, 2011 (Started Apr 26, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Worked for me as a kid when having petit mal seizures. As an adult with grand mal seizure, I was in a lot of pain on this medication and had to stop taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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damann316
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damann316
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 52y
  • Duration: 52 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
50 seizures
144 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

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Dec 29, 2010 (Started Dec 25, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Please talk to your doctor about negative side effects you are having. Find a neurologist they can help you understand what is going on!
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Balance problems, Muscle spasms, Fatigue, Depressed mood, Brain fog, Insomnia, Joint pain, Atrophy of right arm muscles, Memory problems

Mar 10, 2010 (Started Dec 25, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Balance problems, Muscle spasms, Fatigue, Depressed mood, Brain fog, Insomnia, Joint pain, Atrophy of right arm muscles, Memory problems

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paddler494
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paddler494
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 59y
  • Duration: 40 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
1 seizure
55 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

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Dec 12, 2010 (Started Mar 06, 1993)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Memory and cognition problems, Memory problems, Memory problems

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seasterday
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seasterday
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 38y
  • Duration: 25 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
162 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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Nov 15, 2010 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I gained about 80lbs while on Depakote.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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piecesofyou
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piecesofyou
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 30y
  • Duration: 23 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
9 seizures
194 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Nov 14, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Depakote controlled my seizures most of the time, but has not completely done so. The seizures always come back about a year or two after adjusting my dosage. The side effects for me are: weight gain, breast enlargement, tremors, depression, indecisiveness or what is termed "cloudy thinking" on the label... Positive effects were the relaxing effect of this medicine. It calmed me down emotionally. Depakote has made daily life easier but I am ready for a new medicine, as I am developing an immunity to it.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Breast enlargement, Weight gain, Difficulty making decisions, Clearer skin, Cloudy thinking

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remotodd
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remotodd
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 34y
  • Duration: 20 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
1 seizure
206 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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Sep 8, 2010 (Started Jun 05, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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ShannonMills
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ShannonMills
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 37y
  • Duration: 8 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
166 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jul 1, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Experienced massive hair loss
Side effects: Hair loss

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longing
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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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