FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: DEPAKENE

User Comments:


For Seizure Prevention “I wouldn’t give this to my worst enemy. The side effects are so severe that they outweigh any benefit regarding seizure control. After 2 years on this medication, I was a walking zombie.”

LeiGirl (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 23, 2015


For Seizures “I was on this for 4 1/2 years, right up to a very high dose. I got the side effect of constantly feeling hungry yet never feeling full, no matter how much I ate. That immediately caused me to gain 10 lbs. a month for 6 months: 60 pounds! It also gave me the side effects of major depression and a generally unpleasant mood overall. It was of the usual average effectiveness in controlling my seizures, which began due to neurological brain damage in a traffic accident.Note: This medication is highlyY dangerous to pregnant women. It will cause permanent damage to their fetus.”

SensiblePi July 16, 2015


For Bipolar Disorder “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 quickly wore off.”

tkdmom (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 5, 2013


For Schizoaffective Disorder “Effective for mood symptoms when at therapeutic level.”

gertie67 (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 24, 2013


For Schizoaffective Disorder “After trying about 10 different medicines this one has been the best.”

cottonkandie October 9, 2011


For Bipolar Disorder “My Doctor prescribed me this medication and on the first night I took it I had bad nausea. I told my doctor about it and decided to give it another chance a few days later. The second time it caused nausea, heartburn and left an acid feel in my mouth so I don’t know if it works for other people but the side effects weren’t worth it. “

cautiousgirl_87 July 6, 2011

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