I have been on Depakote ER for many years. Depakote itself was generic when I started taking it, but for me it does not work. For whatever reason my body processes regular Depakote too fast and my levels don't go to remotely therapeutic, much less remotely near the very high levels I've needed to feel good.
Today I got a refill of my Depakote and it is now GENERIC! $10!!!!!!!!
Best thing EVER. Ok, maybe not EVER, but best thing today.