What is Depakote Sprinkles?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Divalproex sodium

See also: Valproic Acid

Depakote® Sprinkle is a brand name of divalproex sodium is chemically compounded from sodium valproate and valproic acid in a 1:1 ratio. It is a capsule that contains sprinkles used for seizures, mania associated with bipolar disorder and prevention of migranes.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 1
Mild 3
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Depakote Sprinkles

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 1
Short term memory problems 1
Weight gain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Depakote Sprinkles

Dosage Patients
250 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Depakote Sprinkles

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 5
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 2
Other 2
Personal research 1
See all 9 patients who've stopped taking Depakote Sprinkles

Duration

Currently taking Depakote Sprinkles

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Depakote Sprinkles

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