24 patient evaluations for Depakote

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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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 11, 2010 (Started Mar 14, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 750 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I measure my medicine out in a seven-day reminder container, so I dont forget to take the medicine. I have been free from Major tonic-clonic seizures for over 12 years, now.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 4, 2010 (Started Dec 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar manic episodes)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It's also indicated for migraines and I've noticed I have headaches less often.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 8, 2009 (Started Dec 31, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea, thirst)
  • 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 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: 750 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 (fatigue, brain fog, diarrhea, drowsiness)
  • 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 (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 (weight gain, extreme sedation, elevated liver enzymes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 125 mg Daily
Side effects: weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (stomach problems, hallucinations)
  • 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
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