67 patient evaluations for Divalproex sodium

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Mar 24, 2009 (Started Oct 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

Feb 24, 2009 (Started Oct 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 8, 2009 (Started Dec 31, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Thirst, Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have only been taking this medicine just over a week and it seems to be working so far. I have experienced some very unpredictable nausea/vomitting. Its not every time I take it and it comes completely out of nowhere. Its weird. One minute I'm fine, then all of a sudden I'm running to the bathroom to get sick, then I'm completely fine again. I haven't really had any upset stomach, which makes this even more bizarre. I'm hoping this will go away with time.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Thirst, Nausea, Nausea

Dec 31, 2008 (Started Dec 31, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Thirst, Nausea, Nausea

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 3, 2009 (Started Sep 13, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Hair thinning, Tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This med takes a few weeks or even more to be fully effective.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Hair thinning, Tiredness

Nov 28, 2008 (Started Sep 13, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Hair thinning, Tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Side effects: Hair thinning, Tiredness

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2009 (Started Jun 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 13, 2008 (Started Jun 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't abruptly stop medication. Doing so may cause you to have a seizure
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 31, 2008 (Started Dec 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness, Diarrhea, Brain fog, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 750 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Up the dosage slowly, be patient.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue, Brain fog, Diarrhea, Drowsiness, Fatigue, Drowsiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 22, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nausea, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 375 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take this medication to maintain my awareness. I know what it feels like to be completely depressed, sucidal, etc. I don't ever want to go back to that place.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue, Nausea

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 18, 2008 (Started Jul 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Elevated liver enzymes, Extreme sedation, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Side effects: Weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 10, 2008 (Started Feb 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 750 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Hallucinations, Stomach problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 125 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Serious stomach problems arose as well as it not being effective at all for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Hallucinations, Stomach problems

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 15, 2007 (Started Mar 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Loss of appetite, Loss of manual dexterity, Unintentional weight loss, Hair loss, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), Loss of balance)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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