24 patient evaluations for Depakote

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Aug 1, 2007 (Started Aug 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Tourette syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: MISDIAGNOSED WITH TOURETTE SYNDROME BY AN RXHAPPY DOCTOR. Had an EEG showing Temporal Lobe Epileptogenesis in Nov. 2009 but due to insurance troubles couldn't get a second test done until July 2011, which came back normal. They think my Epilepsy might have gone away on its own by then, but I was not prescribed Depakote for Epilepsy anyway. It didn't make me feel BAD like most of my other medications, but it did nothing for the twitches either. But I stayed on it for quite some time anyway only because my doctor told me I had to take it with ice cream, haha.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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 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

  • 0 helpful marks

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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