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Sodium Valporate how does it affect memory long term

A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience Family Medicine
Not sure: There have not been any controlled studies of this medication past continuous use for 12 months. If you take it for acid reflux the fda has only appro ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Not the best.: Instead of using Colace (docusate sodium) a long term, a better approach would be to increase the amount of fiber in your diet and consider a fiber su ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Sodium valproate: Side-effects can be :headache,drowsiness, dizziness,difficulty sleeping,nausea, vomiting abdominal pain,visual disturbance etc refer to this website f ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Hypertension: Short term fluid retention usually excreted with the na within a day. Repeated episodes (or a high na diet) are thought to lead to hypertension and in ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Short term memory: Loss makes it extremely difficult to remember the most recent event, like what you had for breakfast or the conversation you had just minutes ago. It ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Several minutes: It is a part of mental status during the neurologic exam. The test is very simple: ask patient to recall 3 objects (apple, pencil, door) several minut ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Steele
58 years experience Psychiatry
Days: Valproate can have an some beneficial effect within a few days (and can even improve sleep the first night with an adequate dose), especially if an ad ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: Liver dysfunction is not listed as a serious or less serious effect of Methadone use. One should always be careful with long term use of medications ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Several ways: Stress causes hormonal and chemo-transmitters changes which over extended periods cause a multitude of problems to your bodies glands and organs. The ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
More than prescribed: I wonder why you are asking this, are you trying to have hallucinations? The usual maximum dose of benztropine is six mgs per day. Any amount over tha ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
19 years experience Family Medicine
Side effect: Short term memory loss/troubles with concentration is a known side effect of topiramate. The exact mechanism of action of topiramate is unknown.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: The literature seems to indicate that more than occasional use of marijuana decreases seratonin levels.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Not quite the same: The term mental retardation is an old term that refers to brain problems present at birth or in early development. Alcohol and drug use can and do ca ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
Concentration: Usually that combination of symptoms indicates medication or stress effects.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Suicide: I believe one needs to stay in the er and then in the psychiatric unit until the temazepam is cleared (could be 72 to 96 hours) and until the thought ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe...: Omeprazole starts working in 1 hour witht a peak effect in 2 hours after ingestion. It remains in your system as long as 72 hours. Dizziness is repor ... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Very bad: Marijuana can cause symptoms similar t schizophrenia , which is the worst mh diagnoses., you should avoid it.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
38 years experience Psychiatry
Quetiapine in blood: Your rxing practitioner most likely said it takes 4-6 weeks to see its full effect and therefore it will take at 4-6 weeks to get out of your system. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Is Masturbation bad?: No. Period. There is no health reason to not masturbate. Nearly all humans do masturbate or have masturbated. This is part of human sexuality ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leroy Fleischer
35 years experience Internal Medicine
It's safe: Patients can take this medicine for many years, it is generally a safe one, without long-term side effects that we know of yet.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
15 min: The effects of the caffeine in soda should take effect within 15 minutes. Caffeine can raise blood pressure very slightly, but this should not be a pr ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
12 years experience Psychiatry
Increases dopamine: Crystal methamphetamines produce euphoria through causing increases in all monoamines including dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine. It also has b ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
47 years experience Emergency Medicine
Midrin in body: A few days.
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