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A 34-year-old female asked:

I take depakote for bipolar- i think i start feeling edgy or as if its getting close to needing my next dose. is it normal & doe's it wear off?

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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 36 years experience
DR or ER: There are 2 different forms of depakote. Dr has a shorter half life and is usually dosed twice a day. Er has a longer half life and is usually dosed once a day. Perhaps you are a rapid metabolized and need more frequent doses or perhaps you are not on a therapeutic dose. Have you had a blood level recently. Please discuss this with your psychiatrist.

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Last updated Feb 26, 2013

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