Depakote
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(divalproex)

3.3/ 5 average rating with 97 reviewsforDepakote
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46%
saidit'sworth it
40%
saiditworked well
27%
saidit'sa big hassle
  • Not worth it
    Big hassle
    Reviewed Depakote ERon 6/3/2021I would use caution with this drug. This medication wrecked my body. Just could not tolerate it and mania just trampled over it. Was taking 1000mg at night and 500mg during the day. Shocked at how it effected my body ... gained almost 20 pounds in 6 weeks ... noticeable hair loss ... swelling in hands, ankles, and feet. Could not wear shoes and had to cut my wedding band off. Withdrawal is also horrible.
    47
    Man
    A few months
    Bipolar disorder
  • Worth it
    Some hassle
    Reviewed divalproexon 5/23/2021I was on lithium but it did not work as well as Depakote for me. I m more balanced now but still have sleep issues when manic. Lithium is more dangerous especially if the results are not that great!
    64
    Man
    Would rather not say
    Bipolar disorder
  • Not worth it
    Some hassle
    Reviewed divalproexon 4/29/2021I was diagnosed with mania and I am disabled with gad that causes ocd in my mind also I think I should be on both because every shrink and Dr said said I have both mania and depression bad except 1. He gave depakote and said I have hypomania and more depressive the guy was a joke inpatient mental facility in for 9 days didn't know my name and I seen him 5 mins prior to the guy after me asshole.
    49
    Man
    Two years or more
    Bipolar disorder
  • Not sure
    Some hassle
    Reviewed Depakoteon 3/17/2021Makes fat... went from 185 to 225 in 3 months.
    19
    Man
    A year or so
    Epilepsy
  • Not worth it
    Some hassle
    Reviewed divalproexon 3/9/2021dont take it
    53
    Man
    A year or so
    Epilepsy
  • Worth it
    Reviewed divalproexon 1/27/2021Take one extra if you have anger issues. It helps!
    63
    Woman
    Two years or more
    Bipolar disorder
  • Not worth it
    Big hassle
    Reviewed divalproexon 9/18/2020this drug and drugs like it honestly shouldn't be legal.
    17
    Man
    A month or so
    Bipolar disorder
  • Not sure
    Big hassle
    Reviewed Depakote ERon 6/11/2020Be consistent with the times you take it.
    22
    Man
    Two years or more
    Epilepsy
  • Worth it
    Low hassle
    Reviewed divalproexon 7/14/2019I've been taking Depakote/divalproex for a little over a year and it has helped my anxiety and to tremendously stabilize my mood. Gained weight on it, but it was a desirable side effect as I am a bodybuilder and work out regularly so the added weight was mostly muscle.
    25
    Man
    A year or so
    Bipolar disorder