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My son has adhd and conduct disorder? Can I add GABA SUPPLEMENT in addition to the depakote he takes?

My son has adhd and conduct disorder?  Can I add GABA SUPPLEMENT in addition to the depakote he takes?

Do something better: please learn that the most common causes for such neuro disorders are environmental and nutritional factors. To learn Please search for dr Doris Rapp on YouTube and ADHD. Then please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn more about treating the cause of illness. So that he does not need such medicines. If interested Please call us to make an appointment ...Read more

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Divalproex (Definition)

Divalproex, is a seizure medicine, the generic name is valporic acid, it has been in the market as an antiseizure medicine for long time, it is a good medicine, helps to control almost all types of common seizures, partial, generalized, absence, myoclonic, atonic, ..Etc.It can be used as a mood stabilizer in psychiatric patients. It has adverse effects on the liver, ...Read more


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Do people use Depakote for impulsive behavior disorder?

Do people use Depakote for impulsive behavior disorder?

Sometimes: "impulsive behavior disorder" is not an official diagnosis. But Depakote is sometimes used for impulsivity associated with bipolar disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, and other psychiatric disorders. If the impulsivity is part of adhd, Depakote would not be a typical treatment. ...Read more

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How does Depakote cause weight gain?

Depakote: Results in short term in more cravings & binging & hunger. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Depakote overdose?

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What is the treatment for Depakote overdose?

Depakote OD: Can cause injury to liver and nervous system and blood, depending on dose and length of time. If taking Depakote regularly, blood levels checks are vital. ...Read more

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Does Depakote cause increase in suicidal thoughts?

Does Depakote cause increase in suicidal thoughts?

It can.: Depakote (valproic acid) is a medication that can be used to control seizures or as a mood stabilizer. It has been shown to cause a slight increase in suicidal thoughts. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, contact a physician immediately. ...Read more

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Can you take metformin Depakote modafinil together?

Can you take metformin Depakote modafinil together?

Perhaps, but...: Being a female, you must pay attention to risks associated with depakote: ovarian cysts, weight gain, hairloss, tremors, osteoporosis, but especially if you get pregnant, risk to child of spina bifida and mental retardation. The Modafinil and metformin probably will not create much of a problem, but the metformin can inhibit vit b-12 absorption. Sounds like several co-morbidities. Coordinating? ...Read more

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Which antidepressant is best to take with depakote?

Which antidepressant is best to take with depakote?

Depakote: Depakote is often used to stabilize mood in someone with bipolar disorder. If possible, no antidepressant at all is used, because these can precipitate mania. Some bipolar patients do need additional antidepressants, but your own doctor who knows your case is the best resource to discuss this with you. Depending on how much anxiety you also have, possibly wellbutrin (bupropion) or Celexa are choices. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Zyrtec (cetirizine) with depakote?

Possible interaction: Check out http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=918-484,569-286 for interactions between Zyrtec (cetirizine) & Depakote. Ask your prescribing doctor for options other than Zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read more

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Depakote (Definition)

Depakote is the brand name for a medication known as valproic acid. It is most commonly used to treat seizures, though it can also be used as a mood stabilizer in certain psychiatric disorders. It is used to treat multiple seizure types and can be used alone or with other seizure medications if needed. Common side effects include nausea, dizziness, ...Read more


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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more