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I'm bulimic and have been purging and taking laxatives. I haven't had my depakote er 750 mg for two days. Should it all be out of my system now?

I'm bulimic and have been purging and taking laxatives. I haven't had my depakote er 750 mg for two days. Should it all be out of my system now?

Bulimia: I feel your distress.
Purging and taking laxatives can affect your gastro-intestinal system.
Depakote is for seizure disorders, manic episodes and for prevention of Migraine
Its side effects can be— abdominal pain, Hyponatremia, loss/increased appetite, weight loss/gain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation
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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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Took 750 mg depakote, stopped taking at 2 weeks pregnant. Is my baby going to have birth defects? I'm very worried.

Should Be OK: Highly unlikely due to the brevity of the exposure. At least due to the depakote. There are times of embryonic development that carry higher risk, later in the pregnancy. Remember thyere is also a random risk, unfortunately, of problems, but in this case you should be ok. ...Read more

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Stress incontinence @ 22? history of UTI since childhood. On 750 mg depakote. Gotten worse since being on it...Answers please!

Stress incontinence @ 22? history of UTI since childhood. On 750 mg depakote. Gotten worse since being on it...Answers please!

Need to see urologis: You need to see your doctor or a urologist, you may have an infection again and may need to be trated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is Depakote stored in fat?

No: Depakote is metabolized almost exclusively by the liver via glucuronide conjugation and mitochondrial beta oxidation. It is excreted in the urine. Further information: http://dailymed. Nlm. Nih. Gov/dailymed/lookup. Cfm? Setid=ded64147-7a43-4055-accc-2c011828079d ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: depakote?

Seizure medication: 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, weight gain and tremors. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss Depakote used for?

Can you please discuss Depakote used for?

Sz and HA's: Depakote is approved for both migraine headaches, and epilepsy. It is considered a broad spectrum anti-epileptic drug. It can prevent both migraine headaches, and a variety of seizures if taken on a regular basis. ...Read more

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How long does Depakote stay in the system?

How long does Depakote stay in the system?

It varies: Normally accepted half life is 4-16 hours but one recent study reported 40 hour.
This means 1/2 of the total in your system should be gone in up to 40 hours. Another 1/2 of whatever is left will take another 40 hours and so on. So there is no one clear simple answer. Best guess is that it will probably be gone by 10 days but could be sooner. ...Read more

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Why does Depakote cause you to gain weight?

Depakote & Wt.: Depakote increases food cravings, hunger & binge eating, suggesting that energy intake might increase. ...Read more

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How long does Depakote stay in your system?

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 medication that interfered with the metabolism of depakote, in three to five days your levels were likely approaching zero. ...Read more

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What class of drug is depakote or depekene?

Valproic acid: Depakote is the better tolerated form of depakene (valproic acid).
Here in the USA, drug is used for epilepsy and migraine control. ...Read more

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Can 250 mg of Depakote make you gain weight?

This is a a v low: Although this is a very low dose and usually it will not work for u condition, since Depakote has to have certain blood level, still can cause some eright gsin. ...Read more

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How long take Depakote to be in your sistem?

Varies: On average it can take around 7-10 days for Depakote to reach a therapeutic level in your body. Depending on what you are taking it for, the desired clinical effect may take longer. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Depakote to be effective?

How long does it take for Depakote to be effective?

About 10 days: A steady state level with any change in dosing is obtained after about 10 days, but in terms of how long before you see a desired clinical effect it depends on what you are using it for (migraine, epilepsy, mood stabilization). ...Read more

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How long does it take for Depakote to start working?

How long does it take for Depakote to start working?

1-2 weeks: On average, for the treatment of psychiatric disorders, it takes 7-14 days after achieving a therapeutic blood level. I will defer to my neurology colleagues for commenting on how long it takes to start working for seizures and/or migraines. ...Read more

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Can even a small dose of Depakote cause weught gain?

Can even a small dose of Depakote cause weught gain?

Depakote: Possible. Varies from one person to another. Refer to my answer above for details. ...Read more

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How long can it take for Depakote to leave your system?

Usually very brief: If you are taking the er form, would be gone within 5-7 days, but the common ir form, blood levels start dropping after 8-12 hrs, and likely no effect within 2 or 3 days. ...Read more

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What are the chances of dying from overdose of depakote?

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What are the chances of dying from overdose of depakote?

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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Is Depakote a medication whose purpose is to reduce the pain?

Depakote: Is frequently used as a prophylactic agent for migraine, cluster and chronic daily headaches. It is indicated in the management of trigeminal neuralgia for those patients who are refractory to other medications. ...Read more

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How long does Depakote remain in the body after it is stopped?

Varies: The time can vary depending on one's current Depakote level, type of Depakote (such as er) and if there is any liver impairment. To be on the conservative side, I would say 10 days or possibly sooner. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Depakote dr 500 mg to leave your body?

How long does it take for Depakote dr 500 mg to leave your body?

45 to 80 hours: The half-life of Depakote er is 9-16 hours. This is the time for 1/2 the drug to be excreted from the body. After 5 half-lives more than 95% of the drug has been removed from the body. Note that other drugs or medical conditions such as liver or kidney disease could affect this estimate. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are some alternatives to depakote?

Help please? I want to know what are some alternatives to depakote?

For what condition?: Depakote can be used for different illnesses such as seizures, migraines and bipolar disorder.For bipolar disorder there are other mood stabilizers each with their own pros and cons. Some work better in certain areas than others such as for depression, mania, impulsivity and suicidal thoughts. Talk to your doctor about your concerns and why Depakote was chosen for you. See pic for a partial list of al. ...Read more

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I'm having a Depakote level done at 9 am tomorrow. When should I take my last dose of Depakote tonight?

Depakote levels: Serum valproate levels may be obtained after 3 days of constant dosing, and levels should be drawn 12 hours post - dose, except for the extended - release formulation (depakote® er). Ideally, depakote® er levels should be drawn 18 hours post - dose.
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I put on 15lbs on Depakote 250. I barely eat and I exercise but nothing changes. Will I lose the weight if my dosage is cut in half?

I put on 15lbs on Depakote 250. I barely eat and I exercise but nothing changes. Will I lose the weight if my dosage is cut in half?

Perhaps not: The weight gain with Depakote may well be associated with an idiosyncratic response which is not dose related. Not unusual to gain weight rapidly, and far more difficult to lose it once gained. Since I am unaware of why the drug is being used for you, I cannot comment on alternatives, but young females, who get pregnant run risk of babies having mental retardation or spinal bifida on depakote. ...Read more

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I put on 7lbs in 3month on 250 Depakote a day. Will I keep gaining at such a low dosage? What safe medication can I take to lose the weight?

Depakote?: Can cause weight gain, but this depends on what u eat, how much u eat and how much u exercise. In addition I agree that 250 mg unlikely to be helpful. ...Read more

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Is Depakote a mood stabalizer?

Can be...: Depakote is in the class of anticonvulsants medications however in psychiatry it is also considered a mood stabilizer. Uses include the treatment mania, epilepsy, and migraine prophylaxis, . ...Read more

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Why would Depakote be prescribed for a patient?

Why would Depakote be prescribed for a patient?

Mood, pain, seizure: Depakte is an anticonvulsant medication so can be used for seizures. However many newer drugs seem better for seizures with fewer side effects. Now departed is mainly used as a mood stabilizer for people with bipolar disorder, or or several types of chronic pain syndromes. ...Read more

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Is Depakote good for ocd?

Depakote: Usually Depakote helps for mood and anger, impulsiveness. ...Read more

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Can Depakote cause hallucinations?

Not normally: It has been reported in cases in which encephalopathy occurred. ...Read more

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Does Depakote have any street value?

Does Depakote have any street value?

No: It does not cause a high and has some pretty serious potential side effects if not carefully monitored. It also does not enhance thinking. Depakote has been studied as a treatment for behavioral problems in dementia and autism (among other disorders) but was not found to have benefits for either disorder. Therefore I cannot see how it could be used as a street drug. ...Read more

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Can you take cholest-off with depakote?

Can you take cholest-off with depakote?

Yes, no problem: Cholest-off is an otc prep that really does reduce cholesterol levels by blocking fat absorption, but will not affect Depakote levels or effects on your condition. If you have any doubt, easy to check your Depakote blood level. ...Read more

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What causes Depakote blood to fluctuate?

What causes Depakote blood to fluctuate?

Depends: Depakote levels can vary based on when your last dose was in relation to your blood being drawn for your test. They vary by person. Other medications can affect the metabolism of Depakote and intern cause the levels to fluctuate. Various medical conditions also can affect the levels. ...Read more

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What would a Depakote overdose feel like?

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Depakote: Depending on dose taken, dizziness, upset stomach, tremors, headaches, etc. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Depakote overdose?

What are the tests for Depakote overdose?

Exam & blood test: Sedation plus history suggestive of overdose are usual first signs, confirmed by blood test. Any significant concerns of overdose should be considered an emergency with immediate contact with your doctor or trip to an emergency room. ...Read more

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Side effects of depakote, do they go away?

Side effects of depakote, do they go away?

Sometimes: Some side effects go away, or at least get better, over time, and some do not. It sounds like you really need to discuss the situation in more detail with the person prescribing the depakote. ...Read more

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Does Depakote slow down your metaboliam a lot?

No: Depakote frequently causes sleepiness and appetite increase. The combination of the two often results in weight gain and a feeling of having little energy. This is the medication, not a change in metabolism. ...Read more

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What effects does Depakote have on the human body?

Depakote: Some of the more serious effects include a severe skin reaction, weakness, easy bruising, lethargy, and confusion. Others include hair loss, vision changes, changes in menstruation, and GI upset. ...Read more

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Can I tak depakote 250 and fioricet 300-50-40 together?

Can I tak depakote 250 and fioricet 300-50-40 together?

There is interaction: According to FDA there is drug interaction and it depends on how long you are going to take them together. Discuss with your Doctor or pharmacist before you take them together ...Read more

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