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is it safe to mix valproic acid with efexor ?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Dr's Orders: They may be taken together, but only under the supervision of a physician.

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A 16-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to take orlistat if you are taking valproic acid?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Categorically NO: If the valproate is for seizure control, i would definitely not recommend you take orlistat. Valproate is a prescription and should be given for a definite purpose. Orlistat is going to move things throug the bowel faster, inhibit fat absorption and can case mal-absorption of fat soluable vitamins in the diet. You end up pooping oil. If you do this, you should be under strict care of your doc.
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What are the differences between valproic acid and lithium?

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Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Considerable: Although Depakote and lithium are both prescribed and are effective for the treatment of bipolar d/o, they do differ.Depakote is actually an anticonvulsant medication prescribed for seizures, while lithium is not. The latter is basically a mineral and considered a mood stabilizing medication. Lithium is metabolized through the kidneys, while Depakote is through the liver.
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A 46-year-old female asked:

I take 175 thyroxcine, 375 efexor, 50 seriquil, 900 lithium. I have been on these for over a year. How long before i become stable with my moods.?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Stable?: From your meds i'm guessing you may have bipolar disorder. If these are working, you should have some improvement in your symptoms. Finding the right combination of medicines in severe, chronic conditions can be challenging -- but is possible. You may even need a different mood stabilizing medicine than lithium. Please discuss this with your psychiatrist. Working together, things can improve.
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A 53-year-old male asked:

Should valproic acid 1500 mg and sodium valproate 1500 mg be taken together?

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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Depakote: Not sure why u would be taking the same medication twice ?. Also, make sure your blood level is therapeutic.
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Can you take nyquil with valproic acid medicine?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Yes: Shouldn't cause a problem but tell your doc you are doing it.

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