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Depakine

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5.1  Effectiveness
7.2  Side Effects
6.3  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 12 Depakine side effects and 4 Depakine benefits.

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Effectiveness of Depakine by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Depakine, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 9.1% 22.7% 31.8% 22.7% 13.6%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 14.3% 61.9% 14.3% 9.5%
Blood Pressure 0% 9.1% 90.9% 0% 0%
Breathing 0% 9.5% 71.4% 9.5% 9.5%
Confidence 4.5% 18.2% 40.9% 36.4% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 13.6% 54.5% 27.3% 4.5%
Digestion 4.5% 9.1% 59.1% 27.3% 0%
Emotional Well-being 0% 18.2% 45.5% 27.3% 9.1%
Energy 9.5% 9.5% 23.8% 52.4% 4.8%
Eyesight 0% 9.1% 68.2% 22.7% 0%
Memory 14.3% 4.8% 33.3% 42.9% 4.8%
Mental Clarity 4.5% 18.2% 59.1% 18.2% 0%
Pain 4.8% 14.3% 76.2% 4.8% 0%
Patience 4.5% 18.2% 63.6% 9.1% 4.5%
Sexual Health 4.8% 9.5% 52.4% 23.8% 9.5%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 85.7% 4.8% 9.5%
Sleep 4.5% 31.8% 27.3% 27.3% 9.1%
Stress Level 0% 31.8% 45.5% 13.6% 9.1%
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Commonly Reported Depakine Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Cold Symptoms 90% 0% 10% 0% 0%
Headache 75% 12.5% 12.5% 0% 0%
Gas 60% 10% 20% 10% 0%
Sore / Swollen Gums 85.7% 0% 0% 14.3% 0%
Fatigue 35.3% 17.6% 29.4% 17.6% 0%
Depression 35.7% 42.9% 7.1% 14.3% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 70% 10% 20% 0% 0%
Lethargy 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 46.2% 23.1% 7.7% 23.1% 0%
Increased Urination 33.3% 66.7% 0% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 76.9% 7.7% 15.4% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 90% 0% 10% 0% 0%
Vomiting 62.5% 0% 37.5% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 58.3% 16.7% 8.3% 8.3% 8.3%
Stomach Ache 60% 20% 20% 0% 0%
Energy Loss 57.1% 14.3% 28.6% 0% 0%
Confusion 40% 40% 10% 10% 0%
Constipation 66.7% 0% 0% 0% 33.3%
Indigestion 62.5% 12.5% 12.5% 12.5% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 22.2% 11.1% 33.3% 22.2% 11.1%
Anxiety 76.9% 15.4% 7.7% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 43.8% 25% 18.8% 6.2% 6.2%
Nausea 68.8% 12.5% 12.5% 6.2% 0%
Dry Mouth 44.4% 11.1% 33.3% 0% 11.1%
Coordination / Balance Problems 60% 40% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 62.5% 18.8% 12.5% 0% 6.2%
Eye / Vision Problems 37.5% 37.5% 25% 0% 0%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 25% 12.5% 37.5% 25% 0%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 57.1% 28.6% 14.3% 0% 0%
Movement Problems 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 22.2% 44.4% 11.1% 0% 22.2%
Abdominal Pain 33.3% 33.3% 33.3% 0% 0%
Dehydration / Thirst 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Insomnia 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Allergic Reaction 93.8% 6.2% 0% 0% 0%
Nervousness 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 75% 12.5% 0% 12.5% 0%
Muscle Cramping 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 83.3% 8.3% 0% 8.3% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Depakine Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Mood Swings 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Increased Depression 55.6% 22.2% 11.1% 11.1% 0%
Suicidal Tendencies 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Thyroid Problems 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Kidney Damage 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Eye / Vision Problems 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Tremors 75% 0% 0% 25% 0%
Nausea 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Skin Problems 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Confusion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Liver Damage 80% 13.3% 6.7% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Muscle Spasms 77.8% 11.1% 11.1% 0% 0%
Decrease in Platelet Count 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Loss of Consciousness 88.9% 0% 0% 11.1% 0%
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Episodes since taking Depakine
Since taking Depakine Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Blindness 1.6%
Fall 2.4%
Hospitalization 4.1%
Seizure 3.3%
Stroke 0.8%
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26 Dec 2009 Hey, I am starting to think about the side-effects of Depakine in the long term - the slowdown of brain fucntion, hair-loss, later kidney and liver demage and concentration. I am only 28 now, was 25 at the first episode. And I am really aware of the long-term slowdown of the brain.
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