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    Condition: Bipolar Depression
    5/15/2017 1:01:20 PM

    Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I've tried almost every drug out there over the last couple years and depakote was the only drug that has kept me stable.

    Condition: Bipolar Depression
    1/26/2017 5:38:48 PM

    Reviewer: mesaarizona, 45-54 on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    This makes you really not care at all. I mentioned to my Psych, MD that I would take a few extra any time I knew I was going to be under stress or in an irritating environment self medicating. He switched me to Latuda and I have been going down on this. I feel 10X more alive no more drooling no more numb emotions I actually feel like myself

    Condition: Bipolar Depression
    1/17/2017 2:37:21 PM

    Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Have been on Depakote oral dose for over 25yrs. Now take750mg.at bedtime. I'd like to know if anyone has had elevated ammonia levels from this med. Have to take lactulose 2xweek to evacuate ammonia in stool.....not pleasant. This rx. is working. Unable to reduce Depakote level without feeling "on edge". Also, hand tremor is quite noticeable. Any suggestions to bring down ammonia ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Bipolar Depression
    11/28/2016 7:48:53 AM

    Reviewer: bruce, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    this pill FOR ME caused suicidal thoughts 3 weeks after I started it --- PLUS worse depression -- anxiety - stree etc A HORRIBLE PILL for mild depression. There are so many pills that are much better and highly rated.

    Condition: Bipolar Depression
    8/8/2016 3:56:52 PM

    Reviewer: 35-44 on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I have been taking his for several years and it has worked well. What I don't understand is my doctor has only done blood work one time. My mood swings are somewhat under control.

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