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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of divalproex oral.

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Condition: Migraine Prevention
6/28/2012 10:44:32 PM

Reviewer: designer, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
This is the second medication my doctor prescribed to stop a migraine I had had for over 6 months that never stopped. This medicine did make it stop, HOWEVER, my hair has come out severely.I bet I have lost half the hair on my head!! I am just now figuring out the reason for my hair loss has got to be this drug since it is a side effect. I am fearful to stop the drug since it does stop the headach ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
4/12/2012 12:54:57 AM

Reviewer: ArtGirl, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
When I started on this over 2 years ago, it helped more than the others I had tried, even though I was still getting 20+ headaches/month. The hair loss is finally getting to such a point that we are going to try to decrease & possibly discontinue it since the Botox treatments are going so well. Botox has cut my migraines in half. :)

Condition: Migraine Prevention
3/24/2012 9:05:08 PM

Reviewer: pickles94@comcast.net, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been on this medication for 3 weeks now and my hands and feet and ankles swell and after taking I sweat for hours like crazy. Plus I am now having problems with my jaw it hurts and on the left right under the tongue is a large sore that looks like a bone but the whole jaw line hurts. The headaches are less but it has not helped the pain from the ladder hitting me on the head four months ago ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
7/8/2011 3:48:37 PM

Reviewer: Sadden :), Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been on divalproex ER 750mg @ bed time, for 3mo. now it has helped w/ my headaches , going from 1 to2 headaches a day , and or even 1 lasting for 2 or 3 days on end to 2 or 3 a week and not lasting long. But now I have weight gain and joint pain very difficult to get out of bed in the mornings or if i have been sitting for a while my body is so stiff . Fear what the long term effects will b ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
5/25/2011 10:50:51 PM

Reviewer: San Diego Mom, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Have taken Depakote for several months in addition to Topomax to aid in migraine prevention. Recently had significant vision loss in both eyes after taking it on a regular basis.

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