7 patient evaluations for Valproate Sodium

Jun 10, 2011 (Started Mar 10, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 12, 2010 (Started Jul 18, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: hair goes curly,weight gain is excessive helps moods
Side effects: weight gain

Jul 20, 2010 (Started Jul 18, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this drug is exellent for stabilising mood but does cause weight gain.
Side effects: weight gain

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Feb 20, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depression with anxiety)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It has helped me to stabilize my mood swings a lot. I can concentrate much better. I take it in combo with tianeptine (antidepressant), but I have to tell, that Orfiril alone is also quite capable when it comes to depression prevention. I perceive no negative side effects.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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