5 patient evaluations for Divalproex sodium taken for the purpose of 'bipolar disorder' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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Jul 17, 2012 (Started Mar 04, 1972)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (personality changes due to medication, fluid retention weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 2, 2012 (Started Mar 04, 1972)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (personality changes due to medication, fluid retention weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 28, 2012 (Started Mar 04, 1972)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (personality changes due to medication, fluid retention weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This drug is also used to treat and elevate the mood particulary in mild/severe bipolar disorder. Therefor this has to be considered when decreasing the drug because the clients epilepsy has stabilized enough to warrant a reduction in anti-convulsive therapy.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 2, 2012 (Started Mar 04, 1972)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (personality changes due to medication, fluid retention weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Apert from the wheiht gain which is managed with a balanced diet I do find my mental health has improved somewhat as well. Perhaps because of the impact it has in my epilepsy control perhaps not as I have read it is used in mental health treatment as well.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 21, 2010 (Started Apr 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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

Jan 3, 2009 (Started Sep 13, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tiredness, hair thinning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This med takes a few weeks or even more to be fully effective.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: hair thinning, tiredness

Nov 28, 2008 (Started Sep 13, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tiredness, hair thinning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Side effects: hair thinning, tiredness

  • 0 helpful marks
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