8 patient evaluations for Divalproex sodium with a cost of $50-99

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Jul 7, 2011 (Started Aug 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

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Dec 29, 2010 (Started Dec 25, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (muscle spasms, joint pain, atrophy of right arm muscles, brain fog, balance problems, memory problems, fatigue, depressed mood, insomnia)
  • 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 (muscle spasms, joint pain, atrophy of right arm muscles, brain fog, balance problems, memory problems, fatigue, depressed mood, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 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

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Nov 23, 2010 (Started Jan 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1750 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was originally started on Depakote, back in 1989. It was very had to remember to take it on time, since it had to be taken at 4 different times per day. This resulted in larger swings in Depakote levels in my bloodstream, sometimes possibly leading to break-through seizures. Since I have been on Depakote ER this is no longer a problem, and it is much more convenient to take only one time per day.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Nov 15, 2010 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I gained about 80lbs while on Depakote.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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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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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
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
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

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Dec 31, 2008 (Started Dec 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness, diarrhea, brain fog, fatigue)
  • 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

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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

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