Does anyone take Depakote? What are the side affects you experience?

Does anyone take Depakote? What are the side affects you experience?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I don't believe I have ever been on that. they did put me on some medication that made me gain a lot of weight. I took it for about a year and then I had them put me on another medication. Happy Easter to you and your family. Take care. GOD BLESS!

posted 8 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I took Depakote so many years ago. My side effects were...it didn’t work for me, I lost tons of hair, and I gained tons of weight. I’m glad I got off the Depakote and got my hair back and lost the weight.

posted 8 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I take depakokote and i have been on it for many years and never had any problems with it

posted 8 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My son who is 21 and he is on Depakote. I must admit it does help in controlling the seizures. The only side effect that he has is he is constantly shaking .

posted 8 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I took it years ago before it had a coating. It was called Depakene back then. It kept me throwing up for 2 months and they finally had to take me off it a) because it wasn’t controlling my seizures and b) my gums started swelling terribly. Hope this helps.

Kim

posted 9 months ago
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