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can someone stop and then start Depakote so it will show levels in blood work

A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: This has a great safety profile over the past half century.
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Dr. Nadine Yamusah
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: but as in all medications, it does have side effects.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
39 years experience Neurology
Depends: To reach a steady state level you must wait for a least 5 half-lives of the drug (9->16 hours). If the level is subtherapeutic, the dose needs to be i ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
None reported: I am unaware of any literature that confirms any clinically significant interactions between multivitamins and depakote.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Trough level: Depakote ER is usually taken once a day because it is an extended-release formulation. Timing of the blood draw does matter. Speak to your prescribing ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
35 years experience Psychiatry
DOUBT IT: There are a lot of medications that can elevate blood sugar not sure that Depakote is one of them. Most likely is weight and genetics. So take a look ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Aldosteronism: Easily cured. See an endocrinologist.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
It may not: I'd stop worrying. Some folks have high levels of the protein that carries B12 around in your bloodstream. This may be genetic and in any case, nobody ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Talk to your doctor: Troponin and CKMB are both cardiac enzymes released into the bloodstream when there has been damage to heart muscle and are generally used as markers ... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Diet and exercise: There is no short cut to reducing intake and increasing physical activity. With increasing age, metabolism slows down and you need to reduce intake mo ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Normal results: Your lab results are within normal limits. See this site for information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/liver-function-tests/my00093 ... Read More

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