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Divalproex Allergy In Children
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 side effect: Divalproex is metabolized to valproic acid which can cause stomach upset. Higher doses can be associated with weight gain and tremors. The benefits for patients with bipolar, migraines and seizures are greater than most side effects pts have. I often will use lower doses to keep side effects down and add an additional med such as lithium to boost the benefits. ...Read more
Are there any long lasting side effects to an overdose of Divalproex (depakote) or Venlafaxine (effexor)? Provided that death does not occur.
What are the side effects of taking focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR and divalproex together the person is taking 40mg of focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR and 250mg of divalproex?
See below: There are no known interactions between the two medications so there should be no problems taking both at the same time. ...Read more
Discuss: Discuss with the prescribing physician to learn if your reaction is an expected potential side effect or a possible immune mediated "rejection-type" reaction. If there is still question, consultation with an Allergist can help. Unfortunately, the wide range of possible reactions/side effects makes it impossible to comment without more information. ...Read more
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
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Ask question again and be specific about what you mean by "plan" ...Read more
Depends...: It really depends on how your body metabolizes the medication. Most people do not report any side effects on such a low dose of medication. ...Read more
I'm on clomipramine 75mg od. Now suffering severe convulsions and recurrent thoughts since last one week. Divalproex sodium will be good choice for me?
Call physican: Clomipramine may indeed induce seizures, but usually at a much higher dose. When considering your other medications, however, you are on three potent serotonin modulators, and the interactions amongst the three may be a problem. You may also be at a higher risk for seizures if you have had ECT recently. Please call and consult with your psychiatrist about this in detail. ...Read more
VALPORIC ACID: 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, platelet counts and obesity. ...Read more
Many: Commonest: weight gain, hair loss, fatigue, loss of balance, fatigue, mental slowing, interaction with multiple drugs. Depending on the indication for which this drug is prescribed, there be several good alternatives with lesser side-effects. Remember, no drug is side-effect free. ...Read more
They act differently: And the primary effect of valproate is NOT on GABA receptors but on sodium channels, and it's GABA effects are different from benzos in terms of GABA subreceptors. NO drug is addictive. People have underlying predispositions, inherited or acquired, and drugs that can produce physical dependency can trigger addiction in those patients. Depakote and other seizure meds have little/no abuse potential ...Read more
What mood stabilizers do not have a drying effect on skin and eyes (i'm stuck with divalproex at the moment)?
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
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more