24 patient evaluations for Depakote

Sep 18, 2008 (Started Jul 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, extreme sedation, elevated liver enzymes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Side effects: weight gain

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Feb 1, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (stomach problems, hallucinations)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 125 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Serious stomach problems arose as well as it not being effective at all for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: hallucinations, stomach problems

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Aug 1, 2007 (Started Aug 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Tourette syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: MISDIAGNOSED WITH TOURETTE SYNDROME BY AN RXHAPPY DOCTOR. Had an EEG showing Temporal Lobe Epileptogenesis in Nov. 2009 but due to insurance troubles couldn't get a second test done until July 2011, which came back normal. They think my Epilepsy might have gone away on its own by then, but I was not prescribed Depakote for Epilepsy anyway. It didn't make me feel BAD like most of my other medications, but it did nothing for the twitches either. But I stayed on it for quite some time anyway only because my doctor told me I had to take it with ice cream, haha.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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