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mommaange1 posted:
How many of you out there take Depakote?
My son was prescribed 250mg twice a day.
I am looking for any side effects to look for
also does anyone take the generic?
my Pdoc is putting him on brand. Megga more money then generic
Anyone info would be helpful
If We Couldn't Laugh, We Would All Go Insane :)
bpcookie responded:
Hello Honey Bunny, I've taken Depakote and now I'm taking the generic brand. The only issues that I had was that I would get extremely tired. I would end up taking a two hour nap. But after a while I got used to it and I no longer feel tired.

I hope it helps him. hugs
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mommaange1 replied to bpcookie's response:
would it be better if he took both pills at night. I dont want him dozing off at school?
If We Couldn't Laugh, We Would All Go Insane :)
bpcookie replied to mommaange1's response:
What does the instructions say? I would not deviate from his Dr.s orders. Call his Dr. and ask if that would be ok. Its the safest way.
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