What is Epilizine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Valproate Sodium

Epilizine® is an international brand name for sodium valproate or valproate sodium, the sodium salt of valproic acid. This agent is an anticonvulsant used in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder, as well as other psychiatric conditions requiring the administration of a mood stabilizer.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Epilizine

Side effect Patients
Depression when not taken correctly 1
Inability to speak 1
Weight gain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Epilizine

Dosage Patients
500 mg three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Epilizine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Epilizine

Duration

Currently taking Epilizine

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Epilizine

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

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Epilizine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 1
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Epilizine.