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(Valproate, Valproic Acid, Or Divalproex)

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  • The side effects can be extreme: hand tremors, weight gain, memory issues, and others.
    Age: 35
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Seizures
    Duration taken: Two years or more
  • Noticeable weight gain around my gut. Had to start dieting and running on tread mill to combat the weight gain. Did not eliminate migraines, but made them less frequent and less intense. Now I can usually knock them out with a sumatriptan.
    Anonymous
    Taken for: Migraine prevention
    Duration taken: A year or so
  • 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.
    Age: 40
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Bipolar I disorder (manic)
  • Amazing for preventing my generalized epilepsy
    Age: 26
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Seizures
  • This medication greatly decreased my mania symptoms even on a starter dose. But also on a starter dose I experienced some moderate to severe nausea and even puked once or twice. I also experienced some minor tremors.
    Age: 22
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Bipolar I disorder (manic)
  • If you increase the dose, you'll see the true colors of this med rear it's ugly head. It was a nightmare for our family. Our son has autism & got EXTREMELY violent from it, especially when the doc doubled the dose. Glad it's GONE!!!
    Age: 13
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Migraine prevention
  • The tremors made it hard, but it is worth it to be stable mood-wise.
    Age: 25
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Bipolar I disorder (manic)
    Duration taken: A year or so
  • It caused me to gain 15 pounds in a month and gave me headaches. I
    Age: 36
    Gender: Woman
  • 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.
    Age: 21
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Bipolar I disorder (manic)
  • Causes major hair loss, "brain fog," drains your motivation...not worth it, especially the short-acting formula (valproic acid - Depakene). Ironically, it GAVE me migraines, instead of preventing them (one of its purported purposes.)
    Age: 55
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Seizures
    Duration taken: Two years or more