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How effective is Depakote er for Depression?

Summary: 10 Depakote er users have rated its effectiveness for Depression.

Overall ratings: 3.3/5
Long term ratings: 4.5/5

This is a review of how effective Depakote er (divalproex sodium) is for Depression and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe and is updated continuously.

 

 

 

 

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What is Depakote er

Depakote er has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 3,677 Depakote er users)

Depression

Depression can be treated by Zoloft, Cymbalta, Prozac, Lexapro, Celexa, Wellbutrin Xl. (latest reports from 276,944 Depression patients)

On Jan, 26, 2015: 10 people are studied for taking Depakote er in Depression




Depakote er effectiveness for Depression


Long term Depakote er effectiveness for Depression

Depakote er effectiveness for Depression (number of people):

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Overall12151
Long term
(1+ years)
00011

Gender of people who take Depakote er for Depression * :

FemaleMale
Depression50.00%50.00%

Age of people who take Depakote er for Depression * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression0.00%0.00%10.00%20.00%50.00%10.00%10.00%0.00%

Who find Depakote er more effective for Depression?

Gender of people who find Depakote er more effective * :

FemaleMale
Depression33.33%66.67%

Age of people who find Depakote er more effective * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression0.00%0.00%16.67%16.67%66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • What are the effect of taking amatripline an premarin at the same time
    I am on amitriptyline. To help with depression an to help me sleep.do to pain from five surgery.I am on preparing an medroxyprogesterone for hot flashes I only take the medroxyprogesterone ten days a month.
  • Bipolar 2 since 1975. recently d/c'd lithium. looking for a treatment that will not make glaucoma condition worse (1 answer)
    I am trying to determine which medication to use now that my 40 year successful run with Lithium is over. (The kdneys say it's time to quit). However, I do not want to increase intraocular pressure by using a medication known to increase said pressure. Most importantly, I do not want to lose my livelihood or cause my family and friends unforeseen difficulty due to ineffective medications. I have little faith in the alternatives and see Depakote, Geodon, and Lamictal as poor seconds at
    best. Any suggestions???
  • How do i change the drugs listed for me?
    sleep disorders, disorientation, trouble concentrating
  • Can clyndamican cause a seizure while taking depakote
    I am currently taking Depakote Extended Realease 1000mgs at bedtime with Clyndamican an antibiotic. I have been feeling dizzy, fatigue, headaches, body aches, sore throat, and pain and pressure in my chest. I would like to know if these two medications mixed together are causing me these problems, and if it can cause me a seizure.
  • Since starting coumadin i am exhausted all the time and have muscle and joint pain. (2 answers)
    In 2012 I had two PE's and four DVT's; I was diagnosed with a clotting disorder; after several hospitalizations they put an IVC filter in. Within a few months I was diagnosed with RA, Rheumatoid Arthritis. I am chronically exhausted, I have muscle pain - sometimes the pain in my upper legs/thighs is so severe I have lift my leg with my hands to get it into the car. Overtime I lost my livelihood and have become very depressed. Doctors say these symtoms are not related to any of the drugs I am taking.

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    My doctor changed my pain medication back in May of 2014 . I was pleased with how well it handle my back pain and was pleased with how inexpensive it was. My husband had been using the same drug with great results. It wasn't until about a month later I started to notice just feelings of sadness. I didn't think too much of it but then I would get such strong feelings of despair really bad that I would just cry. I also started getting a lot of panic attacks I had so much anxiety at times it prevented me from doing things. At one point I really thought I was having some sort of break down, but the feelings would have highs and lows and sometimes I would have a day with out them. Eventually after being on them for 7 months I went to my doctor and asked if it were possible I was experiencing these feelings from the Methadone. He wasn't sure but with it all happening right after I started taking them he decided to put me on something else. It's been about three weeks and even though the feelings are still there they are not as strong and seem to be passing. I hope as time goes I will feel like myself again and hope never to have to experience something like that again.
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    While being treated for cancer about 3 years ago and thus taking a number of blood tests, I was diagnosed with low potassium level and prescribed a regular dosage. I had noticed that when I forgot to take my potassium pills, I soon began to feel more depressed than usual and to feel anxious. Taking the ills soon alleviated these symptoms. (I have had depression for most of my life but long ago decided against taking any of the anti-depression Rx pills because I disliked their side effects, especially on my ability to think clearly.) Very recently I finally got around to looking on the Internet to see whether low potassium was associated with mood disorders _ and I found that it was. This site apparently didn't study anyone my age (I'm 78), so I decided to offer these comments. I have at least one grandchild who has been formally diagnosed with depression, and one who is ADHD. Before finding that the relationship of mood and low potassium was formally known, I had suggested to their parent in a low-key way that perhaps she and they should check with their doctors about their potassium levels. Now I'm quite sure that is something they and their doctors should consider. Meanwhile, I am glad to have found formal study of what had been to me only an anecdotal kind of belief that the two were linked. More importantly, in all my years of doctor visits, no doctor and no psychologist has ever mentioned this link to me. Therefore, I hope that somehow this link is brought more to the forefront of medical attention.
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    It's a long story of how I became addicted to opiates after 15+ years of chronic pain, but I decided to give up pain killers and try suboxone/subutex treatment. Shortly thereafter, I began pulling hair. First from my head, then when the bald spots became too obvious I started pulling from all over. It seemed to be triggered by stress or anxiety but not always. I did not make an association until recently, when I finally stopped the suboxone. It was two weeks of miserable withdrawal, much worse than from pain killers themselves, but I am finally out of the haze I'd be in all of that time, and I have no urge to pull hair whatsoever. I don't know how often the association of suboxone use and trichotillomania has been examined, but I wanted to share my experience in case anyone else is in a similar situation. Also, if you are considering starting suboxone treatment, don't. Withdrawal from opiates will lead to a few pretty rough days, but that's nothing compared to what you'll go through during suboxone withdrawal.
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    For herniated disc I was prescribed meloxicam . I experienced nausea, dizziness, and overwhelming depression. By the evening it had worn off and it did nothing for my pain and perhaps even increased my aching pain. Several months later I tried it again and had the same reaction. I was not taking any other medication with it. I do not suffer from depression and I am an active upbeat person.

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