I just got approved for medicaid insurance and can afford a lot more in terms of my treatment now. My pdoc thinks divalproex (generic for depakote) is the devil and constantly questions my taking it, I can't imagine that there is such a huge difference between the two, but I have seen some things say the side effects of the generic are a lot more harsh then depakote itself. Should I switch now that I can afford it or does it not matter? I do have a lot of stomach, indigestion and flatulence issues (ewww) since I've been taking it but I'm just not sure. Has anyone else taken the generic and the brand name and found them to be different or heard of any research that backs this up? Any comments would be much appreciated, thanks!
Current medications as of 01-02-2010
|09-15-2009 - Present:
||Divalproex ER, 1000 mg. once at night
|01-02-2010 - Present:
||Abilify, 5 mg. once a day