25 patient evaluations for Depakote

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May 10, 2017 (Started Mar 09, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (very low white blood cell count)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: had to sto[ WBC dropped to 3
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 2, 2016 (Started Apr 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: In order to stay on top of never missing a dose, I set my alarm on my iPhone as well as downloaded an app called Mango Health. It is free and very easy to use.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 23, 2015 (Started Nov 26, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: After trying everything for my headaches/migraines, I was hoping this one would work. But it did not.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 22, 2015 (Started Nov 26, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After trying many meds for my headaches/migraines, this was my last hope. It did not work.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 12, 2010 (Started Mar 06, 1993)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (memory and cognition problems, memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: memory and cognition problems, memory problems, memory problems

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 6, 2010 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • 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
Side effects: overeating, social withdrawal, weight gain, laziness, loss of short term memory, no lows/highs, diarrhea

Sep 26, 2010 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • 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
Side effects: overeating, social withdrawal, weight gain, laziness, loss of short term memory, no lows/highs, diarrhea

Sep 4, 2010 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • 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
Side effects: overeating, social withdrawal, weight gain, laziness, loss of short term memory, no lows/highs, diarrhea

Jun 13, 2010 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • 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
Side effects: overeating, social withdrawal, weight gain, laziness, loss of short term memory, no lows/highs, diarrhea

May 31, 2010 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • 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
Side effects: overeating, social withdrawal, weight gain, laziness, loss of short term memory, no lows/highs, diarrhea

May 9, 2010 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • 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
Side effects: overeating, social withdrawal, weight gain, laziness, loss of short term memory, no lows/highs, diarrhea

Jan 1, 2010 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • 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
Side effects: overeating, social withdrawal, weight gain, laziness, loss of short term memory, no lows/highs, diarrhea

Jun 26, 2009 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (laziness, diarrhea, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: overeating, social withdrawal, weight gain, laziness, loss of short term memory, no lows/highs, diarrhea

Jun 13, 2009 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: it works
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: overeating, social withdrawal, weight gain, laziness, loss of short term memory, no lows/highs, diarrhea

Jan 31, 2009 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • 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
Side effects: overeating, social withdrawal, weight gain, laziness, loss of short term memory, no lows/highs, diarrhea

Jan 1, 2009 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: weight problems
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: overeating, social withdrawal, weight gain, laziness, loss of short term memory, no lows/highs, diarrhea

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 1, 2010 (Started Jun 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar manic episodes)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Extreme Hair loss/ breakage of hair. Very upsetting. Its a shame because other than losing my hair it worked well.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 19, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was previously prescribed this for Bipolar Disorder but seeing as the mood swings have continued and are more rapid than usual bipolar I am now wondering whether it is actually the CFS/MS/FMS causing the swings. Chicken or the egg...

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (hair loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Experienced massive hair loss
Side effects: hair loss

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 23, 2010 (Started Jun 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (increased anger)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 21, 2010 (Started Apr 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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