Posted by yesac on June 17, 2005, at 12:49:12
In reply to Valproate semisodium vs Sodium Valproate....., posted by Nickengland on June 17, 2005, at 11:36:53
I gained about 5 pounds on brand name Depakote.
I have heard (from my psychiatrist and just other stuff I've read) that there is a big difference between brand name Depakote and generic valproic acid. I think that they all most likely will make you gain weight, but other side effects might not be as bad on Depakote. My shrink wouldn't even prescribe generic.