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Depakote

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5.2  Effectiveness
5.8  Side Effects
5.5  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 11 Depakote side effects and 4 Depakote benefits.

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Effectiveness of Depakote by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Depakote, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 10% 10% 66.7% 6.7% 6.7%
Balance/Equilibrium 13.3% 6.7% 56.7% 16.7% 6.7%
Blood Pressure 3.3% 0% 90% 6.7% 0%
Breathing 3.3% 3.3% 93.3% 0% 0%
Confidence 6.7% 10% 53.3% 30% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 6.7% 26.7% 50% 13.3% 3.3%
Digestion 10% 13.3% 70% 6.7% 0%
Emotional Well-being 3.3% 13.3% 43.3% 33.3% 6.7%
Energy 13.3% 20% 53.3% 6.7% 6.7%
Eyesight 6.7% 6.7% 86.7% 0% 0%
Memory 10% 6.7% 66.7% 16.7% 0%
Mental Clarity 10% 13.3% 43.3% 33.3% 0%
Pain 10% 6.7% 73.3% 10% 0%
Patience 6.7% 3.3% 56.7% 33.3% 0%
Sexual Health 3.3% 3.3% 83.3% 6.7% 3.3%
Skin Complexion 6.7% 10% 73.3% 6.7% 3.3%
Sleep 10% 6.7% 50% 23.3% 10%
Stress Level 6.7% 6.7% 60% 20% 6.7%
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Commonly Reported Depakote Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Cold Symptoms 76.9% 23.1% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 70.4% 14.8% 11.1% 3.7% 0%
Feeling of Warmth 75% 0% 0% 25% 0%
Gas 81.8% 9.1% 9.1% 0% 0%
Sore / Swollen Gums 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 70.4% 7.4% 3.7% 18.5% 0%
Depression 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 76.9% 0% 15.4% 7.7% 0%
Mood Swings 57.1% 28.6% 0% 14.3% 0%
Blurred Vision 78.6% 21.4% 0% 0% 0%
Increased Urination 80% 0% 13.3% 6.7% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Vomiting 88.9% 0% 11.1% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 88% 4% 0% 4% 4%
Stomach Ache 81.8% 18.2% 0% 0% 0%
Energy Loss 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 84.6% 15.4% 0% 0% 0%
Fever 81.8% 0% 9.1% 9.1% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 76.9% 7.7% 15.4% 0% 0%
Constipation 73.3% 0% 0% 26.7% 0%
Hot Flashes / Flushing 50% 25% 25% 0% 0%
Indigestion 66.7% 16.7% 5.6% 5.6% 5.6%
Change in Sex Drive 83.3% 11.1% 0% 0% 5.6%
Anxiety 74.1% 7.4% 11.1% 7.4% 0%
Drowsiness 59.3% 18.5% 14.8% 0% 7.4%
Nausea 61.5% 26.9% 7.7% 3.8% 0%
Dry Mouth 61.1% 5.6% 22.2% 11.1% 0%
Coordination / Balance Problems 53.3% 13.3% 13.3% 13.3% 6.7%
Dizziness 70.4% 18.5% 7.4% 3.7% 0%
Eye / Vision Problems 88.9% 5.6% 0% 5.6% 0%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 72.2% 5.6% 0% 16.7% 5.6%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Movement Problems 72.2% 5.6% 0% 22.2% 0%
Change in Weight 61.1% 16.7% 0% 11.1% 11.1%
Dehydration / Thirst 73.3% 0% 13.3% 6.7% 6.7%
Insomnia 63.6% 18.2% 9.1% 9.1% 0%
Allergic Reaction 92.3% 0% 7.7% 0% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 66.7% 16.7% 11.1% 0% 5.6%
Muscle Cramping 76.9% 23.1% 0% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 80% 4% 8% 4% 4%
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Less Commonly Reported Depakote Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Reduced Libido 77.8% 0% 11.1% 0% 11.1%
Increased Depression 83.3% 5.6% 0% 0% 11.1%
Suicidal Tendencies 88.9% 0% 0% 5.6% 5.6%
Alteration in Blood Platelets 94.4% 0% 0% 5.6% 0%
Change in Behavior 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Thyroid Problems 83.3% 5.6% 0% 5.6% 5.6%
Chest Pain 88.9% 5.6% 0% 5.6% 0%
Osteoporosis / Loss of Bone Mass 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Kidney Damage 88.9% 0% 11.1% 0% 0%
Difficulty Urinating 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Decrease in Blood Pressure 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Tremors 78.6% 14.3% 7.1% 0% 0%
Seizures 94.4% 0% 5.6% 0% 0%
Skin Problems 77.8% 11.1% 5.6% 5.6% 0%
Change in Weight 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Concentration / Focus Problems 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Liver Damage 90.9% 4.5% 0% 0% 4.5%
Ulcer 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Spasms 77.8% 11.1% 5.6% 0% 5.6%
Migraine / Chronic Daily Headaches 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Skin Rash 86.7% 6.7% 0% 6.7% 0%
Decreased Number of Blood Cells 94.4% 0% 0% 5.6% 0%
Dry Mouth 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 85.7% 7.1% 7.1% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Depakote
Since taking Depakote Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 1.8%
Fall 10.7%
Hallucination 1.8%
Heart attack 1.8%
Hospitalization 5.4%
Seizure 5.4%
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User Comments about Depakote
13 Mar 2013 i taken it for 10 days cant sleep well off balance ..have rash on stomach with itching ..stomach problem diaraeh
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05 Sep 2012 Am on multiple medications but increasing tremors diagnosed by neurology as caused by depakote
   —Posted by claudia
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21 Oct 2010 this drug is very affective and has worked for me for many years i would tell everyone to us it,
   —Posted by Anonymous
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02 Apr 2010 cranberry extract supplement helps with the uti symptoms. awake every morning with headache and joint pain; take ibu fr that and it seems to help. upset stomach, unfortunately feel increased sex drive. overall mood improvement ;tho valleys still exist.
   —Posted by susan
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16 Mar 2010 increased sleep disturbances w/generic
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