70 patient evaluations for Divalproex sodium

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professional1
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professional1
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 48y
  • Duration: 29 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
1 seizure
313 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jul 25, 2010 (Started Dec 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take this medication every single day like prescribed because don't like having a seizure. It's helping me from having several seizures a day to quite a few in the week.
Cost: $100-199 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...

  • 0 helpful marks
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
271 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

  • 0 helpful marks
zoemindfunk
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zoemindfunk
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 40y
  • Duration: 40 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
36 seizures
315 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jun 28, 2010 (Started Jun 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Fluid retention weight gain, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg One time
Advice & Tips: Depakote is also known as valproic acid - you can get you insurance to cover it on a name brand and name brand is better and has other effects then yhe off brand.. i got real sick on the off brand .. i have generalized seizures and my seirures can not handle the off brand ... so if you have your neuo submit paper work stating this is true for you for you as well your insurance will cover you. Then take the paper work to your pharmacy. Then they submit it for you and all you have to pay is a copay.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Fluid retention weight gain

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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

  • 0 helpful marks
kittie1823
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kittie1823
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 2
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Moderate
34 F
Function: High
Distress: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar II

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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
naomiah
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naomiah
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
53 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Jun 4, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Migraine headaches)
  • side effects
    Severe (Loss of sex drive (libido), Sex drive (libido) decreased, Tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 750 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Watch weight strictly. Anorgasmia. No libido.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Loss of sex drive (libido), Tremor in hands, Sex drive (libido) decreased

Mar 17, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Migraine headaches)
  • side effects
    Severe (Loss of sex drive (libido), Sex drive (libido) decreased, Tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Loss of sex drive (libido), Tremor in hands, Sex drive (libido) decreased

Mar 3, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Migraine headaches)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Loss of sex drive (libido), Sex drive (libido) decreased, Tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Loss of sex drive (libido), Tremor in hands, Sex drive (libido) decreased

  • 0 helpful marks
tryinghard101
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tryinghard101
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 0
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
60 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: b
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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May 15, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 17, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I could not tell
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
kato
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kato
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 40y
  • Duration: 19 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
7 seizures
329 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 5, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Seizures (complex partial))
  • side effects
    Severe (Weight gain, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: always fatigued, gained lots of weight
Side effects: Weight gain, Fatigue, Fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks
lmyers
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lmyers
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 49y
  • Duration: 44 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
3 seizures
321 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 4, 2010 (Started Apr 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • side effects
    Severe (Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i get so tired in the afternoon......
Side effects: Sleepiness

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