65 patient evaluations for Divalproex sodium

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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

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Jan 13, 2010 (Started Feb 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 125 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The medication worked well but the weight gain was not good for me so if you have a weight problem to the heavy side you need to be very cause with how you take this and how your diet is monitored.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dec 1, 2009 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I stopped taking this medication due to the fact that I had to stay on the line of non toxic and toxic and did not want to take a medication that I was required to monitor blood levels.

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Nov 20, 2009 (Started Nov 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

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Nov 19, 2009 (Started Jan 06, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tremor(s), problems concentrating, drowsiness, slowed thinking)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Side effects: problems concentrating, drowsiness, tremor(s), slowed thinking, memory problems

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 17, 2009 (Started Jun 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, hair loss, drowsiness, agitation with restlessness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, agitation with restlessness, hair loss, drowsiness

Aug 2, 2009 (Started Jun 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, hair loss, drowsiness, agitation with restlessness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Well I don't like the fact that this drug is causing my hair to come out. And it did help with my mood but I'm coming off this drug and I'm starting Seroquil in it's place.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: weight gain, agitation with restlessness, hair loss, drowsiness

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Aug 3, 2009 (Started Jul 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 20, 2009 (Started Jul 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 26, 2009 (Started Aug 21, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 750 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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 (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

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