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Valproate Sodium

Popular Brands: : Valproate Sodium, Epilim, Depacon, Divaproex
Official FDA Reports46,153
Social Media Events38
Total Posts217
Avg. Review Score2.78/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Valproate Sodium
Manufacturers
  • Abbvie Inc
  • Bedford Laboratories Div Ben Venue Laboratories Inc

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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.


Valproate Sodium Side Effects

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User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Valproate Sodium

Conjunctivitis

Marketed as Epilim in South Africa. Trying hard to think of any effects that bother me, and I really can't think of anything! Taking in conjunction with Molipaxin and Lexapro.


Source: DEPACON: Side effects, ratings, and pa...

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Did the author experience conjunctivitis while taking depacon?

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Fatigue

Side Effects: Tiredness , bloating, weightgain, yawning, bizarre dreams, blurred vision

This drug, also known as Sodium Valproate/Epilim in Australia, has been instrumental in helping me get...


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Yawning

Side Effects: Tiredness, bloating, weightgain, yawning , bizarre dreams, blurred vision

This drug, also known as Sodium Valproate/Epilim in Australia, has been instrumental in helping me get...


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Conjunctivitis

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 12, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Marketed as Epilim in South Africa. Trying hard to think of any effects that bother me, and I really can't think of anything! Taking in conjunction with Molipaxin and Lexapro.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Yawning, Abdominal distension, Abnormal dreams, Somnolence, Vision blurred, Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 6, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Tiredness, bloating, weightgain, yawning, bizarre dreams, blurred vision This drug, also known as Sodium Valproate/Epilim in Australia, has been instrumental in helping me get...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Hunger, Increased appetite, Abnormal dreams, Influenza like illness, Somnolence, Weight increased, Drug tolerance increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on October 30, 2008 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Initial flu-like symptoms, weird dreams and tiredness. Subsided after a couple of weeks. OUTRAGEOUS outta control hunger. Gained 10lbs so far. Obsessed with eating more & more even if I...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Feeling cold, Depression, Discomfort

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on October 24, 2008 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I didn't realise until I was prescribed this that there are three ways to feel temperature. This drug made me depressed and it made me feel cold. I don't mean chilly. I mean existential...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Sluggishness, Abdominal discomfort

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 15, 2008 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Some stomach upset intially and sluggishness. Took about a month to adjust. It helps me, and that's good.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 1, 2008 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: weight gain (30 lbs) Not worth i

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dry skin, Mood swings, Alopecia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 30, 2007 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: pronounced thinning of hair, reduced lustre of hair, dryness of skin seems to help a bit with mood swings but effect seems barely noticeable

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 4, 2005 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects:

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 20, 2002 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: none

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By homonymous in forums.webmd.com on September 17, 2015 @ 12:00 am

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* 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.