67 patient evaluations for Divalproex sodium

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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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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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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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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

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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

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

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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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May 3, 2010 (Started Jun 14, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have found Depakote to work well for me with the Carbamazepine and Zonasimide combined together.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Apr 28, 2010 (Started Nov 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Cranky)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Cranky

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Apr 7, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1992)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Chronic Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It has caused severe diarrhea ever since I started taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Chronic Diarrhea

Dec 30, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1992)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Chronic Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It has caused fatigue, an increase in weight and massive amounts of diahhrea. In contrast, os all medications I have taken for seizures it controls them the best for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Chronic Diarrhea

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