3 patient evaluations for Depakote with a burden rating of Somewhat hard to take

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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 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: 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
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