Depakote

marksmania's Depakote History (Ongoing)
Depakote (divalproex sodium)
2000 mg Daily Jul 28 - Dec 05, 2008
2000 mg Daily Jan 31, 2009 - Last Update
Stopped Doctor's advice and Side effects too severe Dec 5, 2008
Stopped Jan 1, 2009
Stopped Doctor's advice and Side effects too severe Jan 1, 2009

marksmania's Depakote is for…

  • Other

marksmania's side effects of Depakote…

  • No Lows/Highs Feb 4, 2010
  • Laziness Jan 31, 2009
  • Overeating Apr 4, 2010
  • Social withdrawal Apr 1, 2010
  • Loss of short term memory Apr 1, 2010
  • Diarrhea Jan 31, 2009
  • Weight gain Jun 10, 2002

Evaluations


Nov 6, 2010

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • side effects
    Mild (No Lows/Highs, Laziness, Overeating, Social withdrawal, Loss of short term memory, Diarrhea, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips
I statred to take 2000 mg a day I stoppped checking my bank account from 10 times a day to 2x. My mania will killl me I cannot let it out????
Cost
< $25 monthly

Sep 26, 2010

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • side effects
    Mild (No Lows/Highs, Laziness, Overeating, Social withdrawal, Loss of short term memory, Diarrhea, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips
I only take 1000mg told my doc it was making me sick taking 2000mg no maina my mania can be deadly
Cost
< $25 monthly

Sep 4, 2010

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • side effects
    Mild (No Lows/Highs, Laziness, Overeating, Social withdrawal, Loss of short term memory, Diarrhea, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips
little mania
Cost
< $25 monthly

Jun 13, 2010

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • side effects
    Severe (No Lows/Highs, Laziness, Overeating, Social withdrawal, Loss of short term memory, Diarrhea, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips
I have taken 2000 mg bt pd since and I am very depressed and fat and no mania
Cost
< $25 monthly

May 31, 2010

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • side effects
    Mild (No Lows/Highs, Laziness, Overeating, Social withdrawal, Loss of short term memory, Diarrhea, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips
I been not taking 2 x 500mg 2x a day untill now I feel better and just 1000mg will not out me in the theaputic range, I had mania since 1/1/10. I have been stable and not soending money but I isolate and gained weight back I have to staRT SOMEWHERE!
Cost
< $25 monthly

May 9, 2010

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • side effects
    Mild (No Lows/Highs, Laziness, Overeating, Social withdrawal, Loss of short term memory, Diarrhea, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips
this stops my mania but it makesme normal and hate this but my mania can be deadly possible weight gainer
Cost
< $25 monthly

Jan 1, 2010

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Laziness, Diarrhea, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips
I have been on 2000mg daily less minia and depression. But no drive feel druged and miss my mania!!!!Also weight problems mainly do to my lazzyness.
Cost
< $25 monthly

Jun 26, 2009

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • side effects
    Mild (Laziness, Diarrhea, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost
< $25 monthly

Jun 13, 2009

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips
it works
Cost
< $25 monthly

Jan 31, 2009

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Laziness, Diarrhea, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips
I tryed to go on abilifty and that was for me a desaster. Depkote is the one i need but i have a hard time gettihg motivaded
Cost
< $25 monthly

Jan 1, 2009

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • side effects
    Severe (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips
weight problems
Cost
$50-99 monthly

About Depakote (Prescription Drug)

Depakote is a brand name for the antiseizure drug Valproate semisodium, used in the treatment of epilepsy, chronic pain associated with neuropathy, migraine headaches, and manic episodes in bipolar disorder.

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