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Stopping depakote cold turkey

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 years experience
If you were having: Tachycardia or palpitations that we're causing you anxiety can feel "fixed" by klonapin; however after daily use, you can get rebound anxiety, which m... Read More

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Hard to Say: Hard to say. It is possible that the medication was controlling those symptoms.Did you discuss this with the presribing doctor. If not you really need... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
After 5 days: Half life of Depakote is 9to16 hours,so it will be out of your system maximum 5 days completely and will be 100% safe
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bruno
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
No: Everyone's body chemistry and drug tolerance/sensitivity is different. Whenever possible is best to titrate off psych meds, meaning take one every oth... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Haug
Neurology 15 years experience
Headache prevention: Depakote (valproic acid) is one of several medicines that can reduce the intensity and frequency of headaches (including migraines) when taken on a re... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Do not despair: Takes many days for the Depakote to leave your system fully, and the hair follicle toxicity will gradually resolve over next 2-3 weeks at most. Depak... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Farnum
Family Medicine 32 years experience
It's complicated!: Hair loss can also be related to physical or emotional stress, or genetic factors. Any relatives with similar problems? Healthy diet can help, some sa... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
See your MD: We don't know why you are taking them, but as a rule you should never stop meds suddenly unless your md says so.The sudden cessation of some medicatio... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 13 years experience
That depends: If you have epilepsy, then sudden withdrawal of depakote will increase your risk for a seizure. If you do not have epilepsy and are prescribed depako... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 33 years experience
It depends: The fact is like a lot of other conditions, once you have it, you will always be prone to it. This is no different. Once a migraine sufferer, always... Read More
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