7 patient evaluations for Valproate Sodium

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Jun 28, 2012 (Started Apr 12, 1968)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lot of tablets (8 per day)
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 21, 2011 (Started Jan 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It is a remedy, which stabilizes a chemical condition and prevents from too sudden mood swings, so that having some experience you can notice and evaluate moods and - especially - overexcited and hyperactive emotional boosts. The remedy is effective in preventing manic conditions, though there is quite a lot of way to go in psychotherapy, healthy lifestyle, sports, positive attitudes, meditation or other methods in case of depression. But, again, the remedy helps to keep balance when some euphoria arises with the improvement of condition - and this is quite natural, as these are very positive emotions, when your hopes to get out of depressive states start to fulfill. So when taken regularly (obviously, in case of depression, mania or normal states), it is a lot of help in stability, which a lot of people who fought bipolar disorder more or less successfully in the past just didn't have.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 2, 2009 (Started Jan 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: "Depakine" was effective when I had mania period. Yet constant use of it is more of a prevention against mania or other mood swings. It hadn't had any effect for depression and anxiety for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 21, 2011 (Started Mar 17, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 750 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have found that since taking this treatment i have been able on good days sleep better and i have found that my thoughts are more stable and less busy and all over the place.. I have found that i feel more on a general mood level rather than just being right up or right down so with this i find that if im having a low day that i can cope with it better.

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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: 2000 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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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