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depakote side effects in the elderly

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Depends...: It really depends on how your body metabolizes the medication. Most people do not report any side effects on such a low dose of medication.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Side effects: Both can cause nausea & headaches. Depakote side effects are tremors, inc. Weight, leg cramps, ataxia, swelling of face, hair loss, irregular menses i ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
21 years experience Child Psychiatry
Sometimes: Some side effects go away, or at least get better, over time, and some do not. It sounds like you really need to discuss the situation in more detail ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
25 years experience Neurology
Mostly mild: Dyspepsia and/or weight gain are common. A rare side effect is a liver and blood allergy/dysfunction. Less common are fatigue, peripheral edema, acne ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Should resolve: But what prompts your question? Did YOU overdose? If so, once all is destabilized, you should have no lasting damage. But discuss this with your doc ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chester Berschling
49 years experience Psychiatry
Side effects.: All psychiatric rx's have side effects. If you check with side effects in the pdr, you will not want to take another drug. Mostly, your individual sho ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
Dont treat self: What other experiences r or r not are a poor substitute for clinical judgment and -science. Everyone is different the combinations of severity of il ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Yes: You might be better off by making sure you have adequate magnesium . 500mg magnesium citrate twice /d would be ok. Increasing your water intake and ro ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Standard dose: The dose of depakote needed is most often based on blood level, range of avg doses , 1000mg common. Yes it is possible that a bigger dose will result ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Medication side aff.: Depakote can cause liver problems where you would feel weak, nausea and a flu like feeling and Effexor (venlafaxine) could cause hypertension. Other s ... Read More
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