What is Valpakine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Valproic Acid

Valpakine® is an international brand name for valproic acid, an anticonvulsant used to treat certain types of seizures. It is also used to treat mania in bipolar disorder, and to prevent migraines.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bipolar manic episodes 4 9
Bipolar depressive episodes 2 7
Loss of energy 2 7
Rage 2 6
Agitation 1 6
Bipolar mixed episodes 1 6

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 4
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Valpakine

Side effect Patients
Nausea 2
Diarrhea 1
Weight gain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Valpakine

Dosage Patients
500 mg twice daily 1
4 250mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Valpakine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
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Duration

Currently taking Valpakine

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Valpakine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 3
Not specified 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Valpakine.