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    Condition: Petit Mal Seizures
    7/29/2015 12:34:38 PM

    Reviewer: Liz C, 7-12 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Caregiver)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    My 8 year old daughter has been taking this for about a year now. Seizures have gone from about a dozen a day to almost non-existent. She does have the frequent hiccups and nausea. So now I give it to her right at bedtime so she can sleep through the side effects. She has been having major mood swings but I am not sure if that is because of the medicine or just the fact that she is a hormonal gi ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Petit Mal Seizures
    4/23/2015 2:12:43 PM

    Reviewer: momoflh, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Caregiver)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    My 9 year old daughter has been taking this medication for over a year now. Her seizures have decreased dramatically. However, there are side effects. She gets frequent hiccups (drives her crazy) and insomnia. Sometimes she complains of nausea, but usually if she takes it without food. I have noticed sharp mood swings, but can anticipate them and therefore, try not to agitate her too much.

    Condition: Petit Mal Seizures
    2/25/2015 7:34:48 AM

    Reviewer: caylasue, 7-12 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    my son who is 8 was diagnosed 2 years ago was going from having a few dozen per day to around a half a dozen after increasing his dosage. We are now at the top of the spetrum of his dosage and cannot increase it anymore. so we are not sure if we'll switch his medication because we are vcery nervous about putting him on Depakene because of its side effects

    Condition: Petit Mal Seizures
    12/24/2013 10:12:24 AM

    Reviewer: a, 3-6 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    My son has been on this medication for 4 1/2 months now. We have seen no difference in his petit mal seizures. He is still having the same amount every day after upping his dose 4 times.

    Condition: Petit Mal Seizures
    6/30/2011 10:11:54 AM

    Reviewer: Chroma, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    This drug has been effective for me (according to others, anyway), but I have suffered some side effects: the unusual side effect of frequent hiccups (check it, it's there), severe nausea within an hour after taking it, and stomach cramps and diarrhea if I forget a dose and then take the next one. I've yet to get my lab results back, so I don't know if it's caused any other proble ... Show Full Comment

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