67 patient evaluations for Divalproex sodium

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Feb 19, 2012 (Started Jan 31, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 15, 2011 (Started Oct 28, 2011)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 28, 2011 (Started Dec 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This hasn't helped with my seizures at all, but made my migraines almost non-existent. I'm in the process of weaning off this medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 20, 2011 (Started Jun 02, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 7, 2011 (Started Aug 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

May 2, 2011 (Started Apr 26, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Worked for me as a kid when having petit mal seizures. As an adult with grand mal seizure, I was in a lot of pain on this medication and had to stop taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 1, 2011 (Started Apr 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 29, 2010 (Started Dec 25, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle spasms, Joint pain, Atrophy of right arm muscles, Brain fog, Balance problems, Memory problems, Fatigue, Depressed mood, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Please talk to your doctor about negative side effects you are having. Find a neurologist they can help you understand what is going on!
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Balance problems, Muscle spasms, Fatigue, Depressed mood, Brain fog, Insomnia, Joint pain, Atrophy of right arm muscles, Memory problems

Mar 10, 2010 (Started Dec 25, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Muscle spasms, Joint pain, Atrophy of right arm muscles, Brain fog, Balance problems, Memory problems, Fatigue, Depressed mood, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Balance problems, Muscle spasms, Fatigue, Depressed mood, Brain fog, Insomnia, Joint pain, Atrophy of right arm muscles, Memory problems

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 23, 2010 (Started Jan 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1750 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was originally started on Depakote, back in 1989. It was very had to remember to take it on time, since it had to be taken at 4 different times per day. This resulted in larger swings in Depakote levels in my bloodstream, sometimes possibly leading to break-through seizures. Since I have been on Depakote ER this is no longer a problem, and it is much more convenient to take only one time per day.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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