9 patient evaluations for Divalproex sodium with a burden rating of Somewhat hard to take

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Sep 19, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (head pressure)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 9, 2016 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (head pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 29, 2010 (Started Dec 25, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia, depressed mood, fatigue, memory problems, balance problems, brain fog, atrophy of right arm muscles, joint pain, muscle spasms)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1500 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 (insomnia, depressed mood, fatigue, memory problems, balance problems, brain fog, atrophy of right arm muscles, joint pain, muscle spasms)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1500 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

Nov 1, 2010 (Started Jun 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar manic episodes)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Extreme Hair loss/ breakage of hair. Very upsetting. Its a shame because other than losing my hair it worked well.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 9, 2010 (Started Oct 29, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 7, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1992)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (chronic diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It has caused severe diarrhea ever since I started taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: chronic diarrhea

Dec 30, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1992)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (chronic diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It has caused fatigue, an increase in weight and massive amounts of diahhrea. In contrast, os all medications I have taken for seizures it controls them the best for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: chronic diarrhea

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 23, 2010 (Started Mar 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take

Dec 21, 2009 (Started Mar 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily

  • 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

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

Feb 11, 2002 (Started Nov 18, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 250 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
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