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Doctor insights on: Divalproex Sodium Delayed Release Tablets Dosage

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Should valproic acid 1500 mg and sodium valproate 1500 mg be taken together?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Should valproic acid 1500 mg and sodium valproate 1500 mg be taken together?

Depakote: Not sure why u would be taking the same medication twice ?. Also, make sure your blood level is therapeutic. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Divalproex (Definition)

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


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Can I takeup to a 325 mg dose of a magnesium w/these daily medications? 20 mg viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) 25 mg atenolol, 0.5 mg clonazepam, 100 mg gabapentin 50 mg tra

 Can I takeup to a 325 mg dose of a magnesium w/these daily medications? 20 mg viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) 25 mg atenolol, 0.5 mg clonazepam, 100 mg gabapentin 50 mg tra

Yes: there are no contraindications with any medication, as far as I know. Magnesium is found in many foods, and magnesium deficiency has become more common, particularly with use of drugs like omeprazole (Prilosec), esomeprazole (Nexium) and similar drugs which markedly reduce stomach acid and impede magnesium absorption. ...Read more

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I take Epilim Chrono 500mg which isn't actually equal Depakote ER. (500mg Epilim = 333mg sodium valproate + 145 mg valproic acid),so when to test?

 I take Epilim Chrono 500mg which isn't actually equal Depakote ER. (500mg Epilim = 333mg sodium valproate + 145 mg valproic acid),so when to test?

Random: The idea is this medication is supposed to generate a steady state level after about 3 days. Peak and trough levels matter if you are looking for toxicity or sub-therapeutic levels with medications with a short half life. Also Depakote has a very wide therapeutic level (50-100) Consider obtaining a Vit D level (which is often low) and checking ammonia after being on this medication a while. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Ho Dr. Ho
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Is it safe to take sertraline 50 mg tablets, oxycodone/acetaminophen 10/325 mg tablets, and dexamethasone 4 mg tablets together?

Dr. Andrew Ho Dr. Ho
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Is it safe to take sertraline 50 mg tablets, oxycodone/acetaminophen 10/325 mg tablets, and dexamethasone 4 mg tablets together?

Risk: Every medication has risk. Nobody can guarantee that you won't have side effect or be injured by any medication you take. If your doctor prescribes these medications for you after knowing your condition, then that means he/she feels the possible benefit outweighs the risk. You have to decide whether you agree with your doctor or not. ...Read more

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At which dose risperidone cause wieght gain I'm taking 1 mg risperidone?

At which dose risperidone cause wieght gain I'm taking 1 mg risperidone?

Monitor your weight: There is no way to predict what exact dose will have a particular side, eg, weight gain, with Risperidal (risperidone). You may have no weight gain. Best to keep track of your weight. If you've gained 5+ lb and can't explain why, discuss with prescribing doctor. Dose may be adjusted or alternative med considered. Eating healthy and regular exercise are also important to control weight. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 1,200 mg of fish oil with 20 mg of Paxil (paroxetine)? I'm also on Adderall 10 mg XR

Is it safe to take 1,200 mg of fish oil with 20 mg of Paxil (paroxetine)? 
I'm also on Adderall 10 mg XR

Probably ok: There are no significant drug interactions with taking fish oil and either Paxil (paroxetine) or Adderall XR. However, taking Paxil (paroxetine) and Adderall XR together can magnify each other's side effects, even though the combination is not uncommon. Recommend discussing with your doctor should you run into any problematic issues, such as nervousness, restlessness or jitteriness. Hope this helps. All the best. ...Read more

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Why tamsulosin hydrochloride prolonged release tablets is used?

Why tamsulosin hydrochloride prolonged release tablets is used?

See below: Tamsulosin is fda-approved for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). By relaxing the muscle fibers within the prostate gland. It is used off-label for prostatitis-related symptoms and in helping patients pass a kidney stone. It only comes as an extended release formulation taken once daily (0.4 mg). ...Read more

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Dexchloropheniramine maleate tablets have 2mg; chlorpheniramine maleate tablets had 4mg. Dex isomer's more potent? Or ploy to sell more tablets?

Tab difference: hello ~ dex~etc is a totally different substance to chlorphen~etc base. Each compound in organic chem has completely different properties, by adding free radicals (-H, -OH, -S03,-S04,-NH3,NH4) This is not a scam but dose equivalents. Do not mess with dose advised on label ! Take AS DIRECTED ! ALWAYS ! ...Read more

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Granisetron oral disintegrating 1 mg. tablet for chemo nausea is about equal to how many mgs. of oral disintegrating Zofran (ondansetron) or Zofran (ondansetron) regular pills?

Granisetron oral disintegrating 1 mg. tablet for chemo nausea is about equal to how many mgs. of oral disintegrating Zofran (ondansetron) or Zofran (ondansetron) regular pills?

Zofran (ondansetron) dosing: As a single dose before certain chemotherapy regimes, Granisetron can be given as a single 2mg dose, and Zofran (ondansetron) as a single 24mg dose, but only for single day chemotherapy when a high amount of nausea is anticipated. Side effects may occur and you will need to discuss this with your oncologist. ...Read more

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I take phenobarbitone and phenytoin sodium tablets can they effect pregnancy?

I take phenobarbitone and phenytoin sodium tablets can they effect pregnancy?

Anticonvulsants: Both Phenobarbital and Phenytoin are anticonvulsant drugs. Anticonvulsant agents have been shown to affect fetuses and can cause birth defects. If you are taking these drugs, you should speak with your doctor regarding planning a pregnancy and what drugs you can safely use during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the results of tramadol hydrochloride/diclofenic sodium enteric coated tablets/ entrocalm loperamide capsules o/d?

What are the results of tramadol hydrochloride/diclofenic sodium enteric coated tablets/ entrocalm loperamide capsules o/d?

If you are having: thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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Valporic acid tablet patient and 7 year period use tablet?

Valporic acid tablet patient and 7 year period use tablet?

I'm confused!: I don't understand your question. Are you wondering if a 7 year old valproic acic tablet is still okay to take? Or are you wondering if being on valproic acid for 7 years is okay? Please ask again, and include the reason you are taking it. There is a 150 character limit, so be brief but complete. Thanks! ...Read more

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What does bmd stand for? Many anti psychotic&mood stabilizer prescribed.Including perphenazine 8mg tid, trihexyphenidyl 2mg tid sodium valproate200 tid

What does bmd stand for? Many anti psychotic&mood stabilizer prescribed.Including perphenazine 8mg tid, trihexyphenidyl 2mg tid sodium valproate200 tid

Acronym: Acronyms can be confusing sometimes. But from the letters you list and the medications you've been prescribed, i'm guessing it might stand for bipolar mood disorder. Your best bet is to ask the doctor or other mental health professional who used it -- see what was truly meant. ...Read more

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Taking verapamil 120mg and 30 mg adderrall what side effects could occur?

Taking verapamil 120mg and 30 mg adderrall what side effects could occur?

No interactions: These two drugs do not produce any dangers or extra side effects when taken together, but they both do have their own side effect profiles of which you certainly could experience.Common with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is decreased appetite, trouble sleeping,headache,nervousness, dry mouth, slight tremor, and palpitations (among others). Verapamil can cause constipation, dizziness, fatigue, and nausea, among others ...Read more

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Depakote (Definition)

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


Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more