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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 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
Could the medication 'divalproex sodium' or 'topiramate' affect an at home pregnancy test result cuz im 5 days late and it's negative i'm never late?
Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and this medication will not affect the test. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
Can muscle and joint pain caused by divalproex be prevented without reducing the dose or switching medications?
Uncommon: Was the diagnosis of pain made by your physician? These are unlikely to be caused by valproic acid, particularly since the drug can be used in some circumstances to treat pain. Would speak to your prescribing physician about this and determine if this is the true cause of your pain, or if there are other things in your history which would be causing your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So does that mean i can take the pill plan b even if im taking medication for seizures it's called divalproex delayed?
Not big problem: Would suggest contacting the doctor who treats your seizures, and discuss if any need to adjust your dose, but otherwise, would not be too concerned about drug drug interactions under these circumstances. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best of these three drugs for schizo paranoid; chlorpromazine, risperidone, divalproex..
Different meds: Each person is different. Chlorpromazine (thorazine) is in a class of antipsychotic medications called neuroleptics. For some people with psychotic disorders it is just the right medication. However, i believe that most psychiatrists would want a trial of a newer class of medication called atypical antipsychotics first (side effect profile & effect on negative symptoms of schizophrenia). >>. ...Read more
My nephew is 23 has autism. He is on Clonazepam 0.5mg twice a day and Risperidone 0.25mg twice a day and Divalproex extended release 500 mg a day. for temper he still needs alittle something what do you suggest no psychotic drug please.
No quick fix: Temper is a nonspecific complaint. This could be due to a specific comorbid condition that itself requires further treatment, or part of autistic irritability. Often we see cognitive rigidity as difficulty w/ transitions. FDA approved agents for irritability in autism are Abilify and RIsperdal. He needs to be seen by a child psychiatrist or neurologist w/ expertise in this group of patients. ...Read more
Multiple purposes: Brand name depakote, generic valproate (divalproex) was introduced as an anticonvulsant. It has other uses. One is as a mood stabilizer in bipolar disorder. Another use is as migraine prophylaxis. Yet another use is (off-label) treatment of neuropathic pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Are you referring: to PlanB??????????????????????????????????? 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
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