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Valproic Acid

Popular Brands: : Depakene, Valproic Acid, Depakine, Valproic, Sodium Valproate
Official FDA Reports96,851
Social Media Events341
Total Posts1,448
Avg. Review Score3.26/ 5

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The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Valproic Acid Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Valproic Acid

Nausea

... for several weeks afterwards. My appetite decreased and food was very unappetizing. Certain foods that I normally enjoy, such as chicken or fish, made me feel extremely queasy when I ate them. I di...


Source: Depakene (Valproic Acid)

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Mood Swings

... burn and stomach upset. The discomfort was so unpleasant that it made me not want to take my meds, so I was not taking them consistently as prescribed. This caused my mood to fluctuate again. Even ...


Source: Depakene (Valproic Acid)

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Abdominal Discomfort

Side Effects: Depakene has a very thin coating, which caused severe heart burn and stomach upset . The discomfort was so unpleasant that it made me not want to take my meds, so I was not taking them ...


Source: Depakene (Valproic Acid)

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Back pain, Increased appetite, Loss of libido, Fatigue, Weight increased, Weight bearing difficulty, Binge eating, Adverse event

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Posted By Hashim on April 13, 2017 @ 10:17 pm

decreases mood swings (anger, irritability) but nothing seems to make them completely disappear, you have to live with the disorder! cannot work as everybody a steady job or hold a responsibility that has routine.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 27, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: weight gain, general slow metabolism. This was added to my phenobarbitol and took my seizures down from once a month to complete control. But nobody told me about the interac...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By FG in fdb.rxlist.com on October 2, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Went from an average of 10 Migraines a month to none over the last 4 weeks. Have tried many other Migraine prevention medicine with not success.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Hypersomnia, Disturbance in attention, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 17, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... and should be a last result for there is a much higher chance of OD'ing at a young age that could possibly cause permanent brain damage. So if you notice being extremely tired on this medication call ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 10, 2014 @ 12:00 am

ipolar I, I never went manic except during extreme stress, impending death of a family member, when I was under so much stress that I could not remember if I had taken my medication. I have never be...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hypersensitivity

Posted By flyaway57 in fdb.rxlist.com on February 9, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... month for migraines because of the weather swings and I only needed 1 zomig at the beginning of the month. I started divalproex in Nov. Tried topamax but had terrible allergic reactions. This one is w...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on January 7, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... to another, this was my answer. It gave me the control of my own emotions, not fully, but enough. I'm on a high dose, but the best thing of all is it just one medication. Nausea yes was there, but I ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Muscular weakness

Posted By cathysbabys in fdb.rxlist.com on January 2, 2014 @ 12:00 am

aches and pains weakness

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on November 25, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on October 5, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Appreciated what this medicine has done for me. I'm on a pretty high dose and haven't experienced any of the symptoms of nausea or anything like that except right in the very beginning and that quickl...


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* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.