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(Valproate, Valproic Acid, Or Divalproex)

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Reviews of Depacon (Valproate, Valproic Acid, Or Divalproex)

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Summary of Depacon (Valproate, Valproic Acid, Or Divalproex) reviews by people (All ages)13 people left tips
46%
think this method is worth it
39%
think this method works well
27%
think this method is a hassle
  • The side effects can be extreme: hand tremors, weight gain, memory issues, and others.
    35
    Man
    Two years or more
    Seizures
  • 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.
    A year or so
    Migraine prevention
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Amazing for preventing my generalized epilepsy
    26
    Man
    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.
    22
    Man
    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!!!
    13
    Man
    Migraine prevention
  • 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)
  • Little beneficial effect but unpleasant side effects, including headaches
    59
    Man
  • It caused me to gain 15 pounds in a month and gave me headaches. I
    36
    Woman