13 patient evaluations for Divalproex sodium with a side effects rating of Mild

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Jul 28, 2011 (Started Dec 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This hasn't helped with my seizures at all, but made my migraines almost non-existent. I'm in the process of weaning off this medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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

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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 6, 2010 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, diarrhea, loss of short term memory, social withdrawal, overeating, laziness, no lows/highs)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: I statred to take 2000 mg a day I stoppped checking my bank account from 10 times a day to 2x. My mania will killl me I cannot let it out????
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: overeating, social withdrawal, weight gain, laziness, loss of short term memory, no lows/highs, diarrhea

Sep 26, 2010 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, diarrhea, loss of short term memory, social withdrawal, overeating, laziness, no lows/highs)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: I only take 1000mg told my doc it was making me sick taking 2000mg no maina my mania can be deadly
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: overeating, social withdrawal, weight gain, laziness, loss of short term memory, no lows/highs, diarrhea

Sep 4, 2010 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, diarrhea, loss of short term memory, social withdrawal, overeating, laziness, no lows/highs)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: little mania
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: overeating, social withdrawal, weight gain, laziness, loss of short term memory, no lows/highs, diarrhea

Jun 13, 2010 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain, diarrhea, loss of short term memory, social withdrawal, overeating, laziness, no lows/highs)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: I have taken 2000 mg bt pd since and I am very depressed and fat and no mania
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: overeating, social withdrawal, weight gain, laziness, loss of short term memory, no lows/highs, diarrhea

May 31, 2010 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, diarrhea, loss of short term memory, social withdrawal, overeating, laziness, no lows/highs)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I been not taking 2 x 500mg 2x a day untill now I feel better and just 1000mg will not out me in the theaputic range, I had mania since 1/1/10. I have been stable and not soending money but I isolate and gained weight back I have to staRT SOMEWHERE!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: overeating, social withdrawal, weight gain, laziness, loss of short term memory, no lows/highs, diarrhea

May 9, 2010 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, diarrhea, loss of short term memory, social withdrawal, overeating, laziness, no lows/highs)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: this stops my mania but it makesme normal and hate this but my mania can be deadly possible weight gainer
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: overeating, social withdrawal, weight gain, laziness, loss of short term memory, no lows/highs, diarrhea

Jan 1, 2010 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, diarrhea, laziness)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: I have been on 2000mg daily less minia and depression. But no drive feel druged and miss my mania!!!!Also weight problems mainly do to my lazzyness.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: overeating, social withdrawal, weight gain, laziness, loss of short term memory, no lows/highs, diarrhea

Jun 26, 2009 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, diarrhea, laziness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: overeating, social withdrawal, weight gain, laziness, loss of short term memory, no lows/highs, diarrhea

Jun 13, 2009 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: it works
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: overeating, social withdrawal, weight gain, laziness, loss of short term memory, no lows/highs, diarrhea

Jan 31, 2009 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, diarrhea, laziness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: I tryed to go on abilifty and that was for me a desaster. Depkote is the one i need but i have a hard time gettihg motivaded
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: overeating, social withdrawal, weight gain, laziness, loss of short term memory, no lows/highs, diarrhea

Jan 1, 2009 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: weight problems
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: overeating, social withdrawal, weight gain, laziness, loss of short term memory, no lows/highs, diarrhea

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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

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Mar 11, 2010 (Started Mar 14, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 750 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I measure my medicine out in a seven-day reminder container, so I dont forget to take the medicine. I have been free from Major tonic-clonic seizures for over 12 years, now.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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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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

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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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Dec 31, 2008 (Started Dec 02, 2008)

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