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Depakote And Hyponatremia
How helpful is tianeptine sodium 12.5mg, lamotrigine 200mg and lithiumper day for extreme clinical depression?
Good if helping you: Many people with severe depression require multiple medications to control their disabling symptoms. Often smaller doses of 2 or 3 medications can work well together, attacking the problem through different mechanisms. These three drugs can all be helpful in depression, but must be monitored closely by your psychiatrist. One can only say it is helpful when it works for you:) ...Read more
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
Topamax, (topiramate) Sodium Valproate, Depakote and Lamictal, which are best for migraine aura, and which have the most side effects?
Migraine: Prophylaxis with either Topamax (topiramate) or Depakote would be considered first line aggressive therapy (for males). With Depakote (sodium divalproate) we often see weight gain and a fine tremor (especially in older adults). With Topamax (topiramate) there are more side effects (weight loss, parasthesias, change in sense of taste, inability to sweat, glaucoma, kidney stones ) www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read more
Abilify, (aripiprazole) lamotrigine, lithium for bpii. Could these be side effect:puffy fingers, ankles, legs, and numb feeling, and balance disturbance?
Yes, yes, yes, yes ;: Yes. Everything you mentioned are potential side effects of these drugs and more so when if they are combined since we do not know exactly what the full spectrum of interactions are between all of them together. ...Read more
Interactions occur:: Combinations may increase risk of side effects: Lamotrigine + Depakote: skin rash, restlessness, seizures, tremors, muscle weakness, and staggering walk. Lamotrigine + Lurasidone: dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Lurasidone + Depakote: dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Work with prescriber. Best regards for good health. ...Read more
What has more side effects Dilantin or topamax (topiramate) and can topamax (topiramate) cause seizures?
Jeff24, U need help: I see that you posted many questions all related to your "seizure" which you may have had 14 yrs ago. Despite multiple answers from different docs, you are not satisfied and seem to obsess about this issue quite abit. Topamax (topiramate) is actually used to treat both seizure and migraine. Jeff24, call your doc and make an appointment for follow-up. I think you have obscessive-compulsive-disorder. Good luck. ...Read more
What are side effects of going off antidepressants and mood stabilizers suddenly? (100ml sertraline 200ml sodium valproate twice a day)
Possible seizures : From abruptly stopping sodium valproate. Possibly nausea, dizziness, wierd, electric-like feelings ( all part of the discontinuation syndrome) from abruptly stopping the zoloft ( sertraline). Please taper them both very gradually! you will feel much better! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
On lithium(level 0.73),divalproex sodium(500mg), olanzapine(15mg). Which is likely to be causing my cognitive impairment, and confusion while speaking?
Can you take Depakote and Topamax (topiramate) together? Is 500mg Depakote safe with 50mg of Topamax (topiramate)?
Yes & yes, BUT...: ...you didn't just wander into a pharmacy and made an impulse purchase. You got Rxs from a doctor for a reason, not just on a whim. Why are you trying to go around him/her? Asking anyone other than the MD who knows you and who knows the rationale for your treatment is unwise at best and dangerous at worst. You are entitled to an explanation in terms you understand FROM YOUR DOCTOR. ...Read more
Meds. DC: Not sure why u want to come off of your medications. This is an issue best discussed with your prescribing doctor who knows your case better than any of us online. ...Read more
Is low dose Depakote 500 mg or less an alternative for racing thoughts..Would tegretol and lamictal have to be stopped..How about weight and hair loss?
Discuss with your MD: Only your psychistrist and your m.D have enough information to advise on the best options. ...Read more
Yes and no: Abilify (aripiprazole) can cause seizures (a rare, serious side effect). Alcohol withdrawal can cause seizures. Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic. Typically, these two substances should not be taken with alcohol as they can lead to severe nervous system depression. If this is a problem, you should share this with your doctor and devise a plan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why keppra (levetiracetam) or valporic acid prescribed by doctor to a non epileptic myoclonus patient? Trembling of hands, migraine are side effects of valporic acid?
Valproic acid: Causes tremors of the hands very frequently. It is uncommon for it to cause migraines; in fact, it it's widely used to prevent migraines ...Read more
Which is essential for bipolar depression to not mope ill
1-Haloperidol Carbamazepine Lamotrigine Biperiden Methocarbamol
Alcohol with meds: Combining alcohol with Geodon (ziprasidone) can cause drowsiness and dizziness. Combining alcohol with lithium can lead to lithium toxicity due to dehydration. Symptoms of lithium toxicity include: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, and tremors or muscle twitches. See: http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/Medicine/medicine.htm Always check with your doctor before combining alcohol with medication. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes.: If the tremors are due to anxiety, Celexa and Abilify (aripiprazole) help by alleviating your anxiety. You have to keep in mind that Abilify (aripiprazole) can also cause extrapyramidal side-effects. one of which is akinesia, fine tremors, tight muscle which gets more pronounced with increase dosage. These are the reasons your doctor has to follow you up closely, to monitor the response and side-effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am taking lithium, saphris, (asenapine) and lamictal. Can any of these meds cause prostatitis or pancreatitis?
Topamax (topiramate) addto Dilantin + med change then increased multiple seizures ER dr said Dilantin levels are toxic. Caused by topamax (topiramate)? When seizures stop?
Me no understand: Your statement sounds like Morse Code to me. Some of it I get but maybe you can restate it a bit more calmly. If Dilantin were added to Topamax (topiramate) then, yes toxic levels of Dilantin could occur. If other way around then, we'd expect levels of Topamax (topiramate) to decrease not Dilantin increase. Sounds like you need to check in with your neurologist for a "realignment" of some sort with your meds. ...Read more
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
Normal sodium range from 135 to 145. Low sodium (hyponatremia) is less than 135. Some may have no symptoms at slight decrease in sodium level especially if the level dropped slowly. Rapid decrease or large drop in levels can cause confusion, seizures, coma and even death. Labs should always be rechecked to ...Read more