Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

depakote

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
No: Depakote is metabolized almost exclusively by the liver via glucuronide conjugation and mitochondrial beta oxidation. It is excreted in the urine. Fur ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Depakote: Depakote (divalproex sodium) affects chemicals in the body that may be involved in causing seizures. Depakote is used to treat various types of se ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Sz and HA's: Depakote is approved for both migraine headaches, and epilepsy. It is considered a broad spectrum anti-epileptic drug. It can prevent both migraine ... Read More
9
9 thanks
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience in Family Medicine
It varies: Normally accepted half life is 4-16 hours but one recent study reported 40 hour. This means 1/2 of the total in your system should be gone in up to 4 ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Depakote & Wt.: Depakote increases food cravings, hunger & binge eating, suggesting that energy intake might increase.
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience in Neurology
Depends, see below: The half life of valproate is 16 hours. Depending on your drug levels at the time you stopped taking depakote, and assuming you did not start a new m ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Valproic acid: Depakote is the better tolerated form of depakene (valproic acid). Here in the USA, drug is used for epilepsy and migraine control.
1
1 thank
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Depakote: Although dose is low, it varies from one person to another. Also, other factors can be mood changes, activity level, stress, effect of other medicatio ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience in psychiatry
Varies: On average it can take around 7-10 days for Depakote to reach a therapeutic level in your body. Depending on what you are taking it for, the desired c ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thea Cross
22 years experience in Neurology
About 10 days: A steady state level with any change in dosing is obtained after about 10 days, but in terms of how long before you see a desired clinical effect it d ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

People also searched for:

Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!
Unlimited visits
$10/month