Depakote ER has worked great for me, so I'm looking to stay with it, but and thinking about going with the cheaper generic. Has anyone else done this? Did you have seizures? Did you have any different side effects?
Hi i've just come across you question. I can't speak from experience with this medication, but you shouldn't notice a difference between the generic and a brand name. Both must contain the same medicine, the only difference would be how they are manufactured, with regards to colourings or coatings. If you are sensitive to some additives be careful but otherwise you should be fine making the switch.
I had the worst seizure of my life after getting on generic form only 1 week later. Blood work revealed on 30% meds in my system vs 93% with real dep er. Be very carful generic products differ with each person.
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