4.4/ 7 average rating with 97 reviewsforDepakote

Depacon
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(Valproate, Valproic Acid, Or Divalproex)

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Summary of Depacon (Valproate, Valproic Acid, Or Divalproex) reviews by people (All ages)
15 people left tips
46%
think this treatment is worth it
40%
think this treatment works well
27%
think this treatment is a hassle
  • It caused me to gain 15 pounds in a month and gave me headaches. I
    36
    Woman
  • Little beneficial effect but unpleasant side effects, including headaches
    59
    Man
  • The tremors made it hard, but it is worth it to be stable mood-wise.
    25
    Woman
    A year or so
    Bipolar i disorder (manic)
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  • Amazing for preventing my generalized epilepsy
    26
    Man
    Seizures
  • Make sure and stick with the brand you start with. They say generics are identical but unfortunately that is not the case. Works well for managing mania. The "possible" side effect list should be renamed the eventual side effect list. Taking this drug will cause weight gain, hair loss and neurological side effects. I have thus far not experienced the pancreatic or renal side effects. Have been taking it for 18 years.
    40
    Man
    Bipolar i disorder (manic)
  • Be aware that if you are getting better, you'll need to lower your dose, and do it as soon as you can. I've been feeling better, but I started to get more sleepy and I could not wake up in the mornings because I couldn't listen to my alarms. Other than that, and the weight gain, it's amazing.
    21
    Woman
    Bipolar i disorder (manic)
  • It controlled my mania alright... But it made my hair fall out!
    25
    Woman
    Bipolar i disorder (manic)
  • Not worth it for me. My shrink said to take less, but won't switch me to something else w/o an appt. Be VERY careful, & ready to demand change if it happens to not be a match for you.
    48
    Man
    A month or so
    Bipolar ii disorder
  • I gained 10 pounds every month I took depakote in odd places that I've never gained weight before. I basically became very broad (not in a good way) with a hump back. Felt like a zombie.
    29
    Woman
    A year or so
    Bipolar i disorder (manic)