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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 9.5% 19% 33.3% 23.8% 14.3%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 10% 65% 15% 10%
Blood Pressure 0% 4.8% 95.2% 0% 0%
Breathing 0% 5% 75% 10% 10%
Confidence 4.8% 14.3% 42.9% 38.1% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 14.3% 52.4% 28.6% 4.8%
Digestion 4.8% 4.8% 61.9% 28.6% 0%
Emotional Well-being 0% 14.3% 47.6% 28.6% 9.5%
Energy 10% 10% 25% 50% 5%
Eyesight 0% 9.5% 71.4% 19% 0%
Memory 15% 5% 35% 40% 5%
Mental Clarity 4.8% 14.3% 61.9% 19% 0%
Pain 5% 10% 80% 5% 0%
Patience 4.8% 14.3% 66.7% 9.5% 4.8%
Sexual Health 5% 10% 55% 20% 10%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 85% 5% 10%
Sleep 0% 33.3% 28.6% 28.6% 9.5%
Stress Level 0% 28.6% 47.6% 14.3% 9.5%
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Commonly Reported Depakine Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 33.3% 33.3% 33.3% 0% 0%
Allergic Reaction 93.3% 6.7% 0% 0% 0%
Anxiety 75% 16.7% 8.3% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 83.3% 0% 16.7% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 88.9% 0% 11.1% 0% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 25% 0% 37.5% 25% 12.5%
Change in Weight 25% 50% 0% 0% 25%
Cold Symptoms 88.9% 0% 11.1% 0% 0%
Confusion 44.4% 33.3% 11.1% 11.1% 0%
Constipation 66.7% 0% 0% 0% 33.3%
Coordination / Balance Problems 60% 40% 0% 0% 0%
Dehydration / Thirst 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Depression 38.5% 38.5% 7.7% 15.4% 0%
Diarrhea 81.8% 9.1% 0% 9.1% 0%
Dizziness 66.7% 13.3% 13.3% 0% 6.7%
Drowsiness 40% 26.7% 20% 6.7% 6.7%
Dry Mouth 37.5% 12.5% 37.5% 0% 12.5%
Energy Loss 57.1% 14.3% 28.6% 0% 0%
Eye / Vision Problems 42.9% 28.6% 28.6% 0% 0%
Fatigue 37.5% 12.5% 31.2% 18.8% 0%
Gas 66.7% 0% 22.2% 11.1% 0%
Headache 80% 6.7% 13.3% 0% 0%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 57.1% 28.6% 14.3% 0% 0%
Increased Urination 33.3% 66.7% 0% 0% 0%
Indigestion 71.4% 0% 14.3% 14.3% 0%
Insomnia 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 85.7% 0% 0% 14.3% 0%
Lethargy 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 50% 16.7% 8.3% 25% 0%
Movement Problems 71.4% 0% 28.6% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Nausea 66.7% 13.3% 13.3% 6.7% 0%
Nervousness 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 77.8% 0% 22.2% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 63.6% 9.1% 9.1% 9.1% 9.1%
Sore / Swollen Gums 85.7% 0% 0% 14.3% 0%
Stomach Ache 66.7% 11.1% 22.2% 0% 0%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 28.6% 14.3% 28.6% 28.6% 0%
Vomiting 57.1% 0% 42.9% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Depakine Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Change in Weight 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Confusion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Decrease in Platelet Count 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Eye / Vision Problems 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Increased Depression 62.5% 12.5% 12.5% 12.5% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Kidney Damage 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Liver Damage 78.6% 14.3% 7.1% 0% 0%
Loss of Consciousness 87.5% 0% 0% 12.5% 0%
Mood Swings 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Muscle Spasms 75% 12.5% 12.5% 0% 0%
Nausea 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Skin Problems 71.4% 0% 28.6% 0% 0%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Thyroid Problems 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Tremors 75% 0% 0% 25% 0%
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Episodes since taking Depakine
Since taking Depakine Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Blindness 0.9%
Fall 1.7%
Hospitalization 4.3%
Seizure 3.4%
Stroke 0.9%
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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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