3 patient evaluations for Divalproex sodium taken for the purpose of 'bipolar manic episodes'

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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

Oct 7, 2010 (Started Nov 14, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar manic episodes)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this medication made me gain a great deal of weight
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

Feb 11, 2010 (Started Nov 14, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar manic episodes)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication does a great deal to control my mood swings, however, it has caused me to add a great deal of weight
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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