What is Magnesium valproate?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Atemperator LP

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Magnesium valproate is an anticonvulsant that combines the effects of valproic acid (an anticonvulsant) and magnesium (a mineral). Both of these ingredients work together to help reduce the excitation within the brain that may lead to seizures. This product may also be used as a mood stabilizer.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bipolar depressive episodes 2 10
Bipolar manic episodes 2 10
Loss of energy 2 10
Agitation 1 4
Bipolar mixed episodes 1 3
Cyclothymia 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 3
Mild 1
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Magnesium valproate

Side effect Patients
Nausea 2
Rash or skin problems 2
Excessive sleeping (hypersomnia) 1
Loss of energy 1
Somnolence 1

Why patients stopped taking Magnesium valproate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Did not seem to work 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Magnesium valproate

Duration

Stopped taking Magnesium valproate

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 5
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 2
Not specified 5
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