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Depakote Drug Classification
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
Depakote: Depakote is an antiepileptic drug (AED) used to treat seizure disorders, migraine headaches, and the manic phase of bipolar disorders. It is thought that it works by increasing the concentration of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (gaba) in the brain. Gaba helps nerves communicate with one another. ...Read more
That is like asking if af bilge pump sunk the titanic.
Ok, now that I have your attention, I applaud''the reforming''.
Ever taken a look beneath the''reforming drug addicts'' part? Why? Because that is where we need to help. ...Read more
How long should one stay on 20mg of Zyprexa and 500mg of Depakote for drug induced psychosis? Can the Zyprexa be stopped suddenly?
Prescriber decision: The doctor following your case who prescribed you the medicines is the best to judge, and any you don't want to stop an antipsychotic suddenly, kindly refer to your doctor or psychiatrist, best wishes ...Read more
Can the drugs vistaril (hydroxyzine) or Depakote causeracing thoughts fear of going crazy because when I switch to these drugs not too long ago I had them side effe?
Seizures caused from depleation of good sodium in my body. Caused from over medication of drug soma. Went into hospital, they brought sodium levels up through i.V's. Taking Depakote 500 mg. 1x per day to avoid seizures. Suggest support groups, effects on
It is probably true than anyone can have a seizure under the right conditions. These conditions include poisoning by prescription or recreational drugs, withdrawal from prescription or recreational drugs (including alcohol), brain injuries, general illnesses, and abnormal levels of blood salts (electrolytes -- including sodium). When people have seizures with provocation, they are not considered to have epilepsy, and usually don't require long term seizure medication.
People who have a tendency to have repeated seizures with little or no provocation have epilepsy. The diagnosis is made by history, and supported by results from tests like brain-wave recordings (eegs) and brain imaging (usually mri). Epilepsy usually does require long-term use of seizure medications like depakote, or other interventions like epilepsy surgery.
Taking Depakote for a provoked seizure is an unusual clinical approach. Depakote can be given for other reasons. Since Depakote use can be accompanied by serious short term and long term side effects, it is important to see a doctor to develop a better understanding for its use in specific cases. ...Read more
Could my drug regimen of depakote, omeprazole, percocet, calcium, and vitamin d be causing constipation?
I would like opinions on drugs to decrease my Porn addiction: Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, Lithium, Naltrexone, Depakote, medroxyprogesterone.?
I commend you for your desire to decrease Porn addiction.
These medications are not used to treat Porn addiction.
Let Wise Man within you ask:
•How long is this Addiction?
•Effect on marriage, relationships, work and finances?
•Alcohol, drugs or gambling Addictions?
•How deep is your desire to decrease it and reasons for it?
•Need to have Intensive Therapy to overcome Addiction and stress. ...Read more
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
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
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
Depakote: Possible. Varies from one person to another. Refer to my answer above for details. ...Read more
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
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
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
I'm having a Depakote level done at 9 am tomorrow. When should I take my last dose of Depakote tonight?
I was put on Depakote ER500mg as a mood stablizer I have been on it for just 3 days I feel great is it possiable in 3 days?
Maybe: Usually takes a little bit longer to hit a steady level but I am glad it is working so well. ...Read more
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
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 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