65 patient evaluations for Divalproex sodium

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Apr 22, 2006 (Started May 18, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain, elevated liver enzymes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: It seemed to be fairly effective but I had to stop taking it when it began raising my liver enzymes to a toxic level. While I gained some weight from taking this medication most of it was lost easily once it was discontinued.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: elevated liver enzymes, weight gain

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Feb 1, 2006 (Started May 13, 1976)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue, poor working memory)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: always keep in mind that side effects may not be worse then the condition.

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Feb 11, 2002 (Started Nov 18, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 125 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Not a great drug. Had major weight gain, and fuzzy and slow thinking. But, it gets the job done, and better than being manic/depressed. Also liver testing every couple months was also a pain.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Jun 14, 2001 (Started Jun 14, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 750 mg Daily

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May 5, 1991 (Started May 06, 1991)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: 1. I manage it daily by always taking my medication and doing what the doctor says. 2. I don't know of any. 3. It isn't really a big set back although it is something that you have to remember.

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