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Cause of divalproex allergy

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Clark
Neurology 17 years experience
Same as depakote: A depakote allergy can cause very severe skin reactions and should be addressed immediately if suspected. There are several potential side effects of... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Clark
Neurology 17 years experience
Depakote: A depakote allergy can cause very severe skin reactions and should be addressed immediately if suspected. There are several potential side effects of... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Several thoughts: Divalproex reportedly has a 6% incidence of hair loss. Topiramate doesn't report hair loss. Other possibilities include Beta Blockers and Tricyclic an... Read More
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
Hair breakage: from Depakote can often be avoided by use of a selenium based shampoo. Not every one reports that it solves the problem though.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Not a usual side ef: This is not a usual side effect of Depakote. It may be coming from something else.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Edema possibly: I know that Gabapentin can lead to changes in fluid distribution in addition to peripheral edema and this may be one possible way that Gabapentin lead... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Either: Di-Valproex can cause muscle spasms, depending upon dose. A Glioma, depending on specific location can also cause myospasm. Consult your neurologist... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Depakote: Treats seizures, prevents migraines, & helps stabilize moods in Bipolar disorder.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Depakote side effect: Divalproex is metabolized to valproic acid which can cause stomach upset. Higher doses can be associated with weight gain and tremors. The benefits ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Linda Chuang
Psychiatry 24 years experience
See below: There are no known interactions between the two medications so there should be no problems taking both at the same time.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Discuss: Discuss with the prescribing physician to learn if your reaction is an expected potential side effect or a possible immune mediated "rejection-type" r... Read More

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