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Depakote Vs Lamictal
Racing thoughts: If the racing thoughts are from bipolar disorder, Depakote is probably the best. Keppra (levetiracetam) has been studied in bipolar depression, but the results have not been so good. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21034692 Lexapro and Celexa are both antidepressants which could worsen bipolar disorder if given by themselves without a mood stabilizer like depakote. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No -an antipsychotic: Seroquel, or quetiapine, is a second generation antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders and bipolar disorder. It has been shown to be helpful in treating bipolar depression as well. It is not an anticonvulsant. If anything, it has the risk of lowering the seizure threshhold and making someone slightly more susceptible to seizures. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Duration: Depakote er is a branded drug which can be taken once daily. Steady drug levels are maintained, and adverse events may be lower due to lack of peaks in the blood stream. There are now generic forms of immediate release "depakote", but these must be used two or three times daily to achieve a consistent effect. ...Read more
Which is essential for bipolar depression to not mope ill
1-Haloperidol Carbamazepine Lamotrigine Biperiden Methocarbamol
What is a safer combination latuda (lurasidone) with tegretol or latuda (lurasidone) with lamictal (racing thoughts)?
Hard to say for sure: One has to see what works best for them; that is the only way to really know. Except for the rare possibility of serious rash, i think Lamictal is safer than tegretol. I would prefer the combination of Lamictal and latuda, (lurasidone) but one must try one med first, see how it works for them, and then add the next one if another drug seems necessary. Talk with your doctor and don't obsess about it! ...Read more
20 yrs of Depakote for simple partial seizures caused osteoporosis. Switched to: lamictal - caused severe anxiety; vimpat (lacosamide) -depression. Alternatives?
Which causes asthenia after not taking; 1-Haloperidol
23f, bipolar ii, added lithium 1200mg to lamictal 300mg last year. Miserable, apathetic, depressed, considerable weight gain. Is topamax (topiramate) an option?
Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60/tegretol 600/lamictal 100/klonopin 2.5..Terrible racing thoughts..Cannot take lithium and diabetic...Any thoughts?
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
Can latuda (lurasidone) affect lithium levels or vice versa? Am taking lithium 600mg. Starting 40mg of latuda (lurasidone) tonight.
Drug interactions: Uncertain about whether one medication changes blood levels of the other. However, use of latuda plus lithium may ^ potential side effects like dizziness, sedation, confusion, or problems with concentration. See Drugs.Com drug interaction report. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is better for borderline personality disorder n mood swings?Prozac, topamax, paxil, effexor, (venlafaxine) lexaproor wellbutrin?
How high is my risk of impotency with my med cocktail of zoloft, klonopin, lamictal, neurontin, wellbutrin, propranolol, requip and latuda (lurasidone)?
Bipolar(controlled -lamictal, carbamazepine), anxiety-semi-under control (lorazepam, temazepam, cymbalta) and ADD problematic- considering Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) ?
So much medication: It might be necessary to take some drugs but I question the risks already and adding the new one is especially bad w/ cymbalta (duloxetine). It can cause severe anxiety! Also serotonin syndrome. Almost all of your meds combine to cause a host of symptoms like dizziness, confusion and general impairment. Please consider a good psych eval and adding good psychotherapy to lower need for Rx and help them work! ...Read more
In 05 diagnosed w/hypomania bipolar - topamax (topiramate) 400mg wellbutrin ER 150 nuvigil 250 mg klonopin .5 mg. Long term effects of these meds?
Too many: Too many for me to list. You need to ask for printouts from your pharmacist. ...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