What is Orfiril?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Generic name: Valproate Sodium

See also: Valproic Acid

Orfil is an international brand name for valproate sodium, a derivative of valproic acid. It is used as an anticonvulsant to treat certain types of seizures, mania in bipolar disorder, and to prevent migraines.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Orfiril

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 1
Weight gain 1


Based on patients currently taking Orfiril

Dosage Patients
150 mg daily 1
900 mg daily 1


Currently taking Orfiril

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Orfiril

Feb 20, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depression with anxiety)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It has helped me to stabilize my mood swings a lot. I can concentrate much better. I take it in combo with tianeptine (antidepressant), but I have to tell, that Orfiril alone is also quite capable when it comes to depression prevention. I perceive no negative side effects.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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