26 patient evaluations for Depakote

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CutiePengu
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CutiePengu
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 53y
  • Duration: 47 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
26 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Apr 6, 2016 (Started Apr 15, 1991)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 30, 2015 (Started Apr 15, 1991)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 16, 2012 (Started Apr 15, 1991)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 13, 2012 (Started Apr 15, 1991)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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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wealth22
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wealth22
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 49y
  • Duration: 48 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
14 seizures
39 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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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

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Mamaw5
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Mamaw5
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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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

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Dirty Butter
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Dirty Butter
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 73
Condition: Mitochondrial Myopathy 8 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Mitochondrial Myopathy

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Jan 12, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Depression with anxiety)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I became very depressed while on Depakote, even when the dose was cut in half. So my Neuro took me off of it.
Side effects: Depression with anxiety

Jan 4, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Depression with anxiety)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was getting too depressed, even though it definitely helped with the myoclonus. I've cut the dosage in half on my own until I see my doctor next week. I'm still blue, but it took it awhile for that to show up after starting on it.
Side effects: Depression with anxiety

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paddler494
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paddler494
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 61y
  • Duration: 42 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
1 seizure
165 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

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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

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marksmania
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marksmania
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
59 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar II

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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

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roseyleee
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roseyleee
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 1
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
31 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vg
I have:
Bipolar II

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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
arabellamilla
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arabellamilla
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: None
Fatigue: None
Sleep: None
Stiffness: None
function: All
external_stress: Little
Stickman: none
Description:F35y
CFS:6y Dx
FM:?y
I am: g
I have:
ME/CFS

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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...

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ShannonMills
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ShannonMills
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 39y
  • Duration: 10 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
276 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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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

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Farquie
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Farquie
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 0
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Overwhelming
43 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar II

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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

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