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safe dose range of depakote

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
By it self: Yes. The drug level as well as CBC and LFT should be monitored periodically. Discuss other medications you are taking with prescriber and the possible ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Depakote: Possible. Varies from one person to another. Refer to my answer above for details.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
32 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depakote levels: Serum valproate levels may be obtained after 3 days of constant dosing, and levels should be drawn 12 hours post - dose, except for the extended - rel ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jordan Balter
22 years experience Psychiatry
Weight gain: The first thing you should do is talk to your doctor about whether Depakote is the only med that you can take. Your dose is extremely low, so it is u ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience Occupational Medicine
Your decision: If you have worked with your doctor to establish a stable dosing that does not give you concerning side effects you should be ok if you miss doses. Ma ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Damage to what?: Please repost and clarify why you're concerned with this 15 years after the fact.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Nally
39 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Depakote should not be taken with food, as food decreases the absorption of the depakote. Xenical should be taken with a meal. There is a strong pos ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Yes. The metabolism of the two compounds are unrelated, so no interference.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Balminder Mangat
46 years experience Addiction Medicine
Depakote: Idiosyncratic reactions can occur, but no it doesn't cause hypomania. Your blood levels may be low. Accordingly it needs adjustment or you may nee ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Must be careful: Yes, it is safe- but keep in mind: This is normally done slowly. Depending on what dose you use, the amount you take is gradually reduced over weeks ... Read More
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