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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 Depakote cause hallucinations?

Can Depakote cause hallucinations?

Not normally: It has been reported in cases in which encephalopathy occurred. ...Read more

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What causes Depakote blood to fluctuate?

What causes Depakote blood to fluctuate?

Depends: Depakote levels can vary based on when your last dose was in relation to your blood being drawn for your test. They vary by person. Other medications can affect the metabolism of Depakote and intern cause the levels to fluctuate. Various medical conditions also can affect the levels. ...Read more

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Can Depakote help to alleviate hallucination symptoms or cause them?

Can Depakote help to alleviate hallucination symptoms or cause them?

Can certainly cause: Depakote, terms of psychiatric effects is mostly used when trying to stabilize a person's mood and treat things such as Rage/Anger of an excessive nature or when someone becomes manic or undirectable. I don't that it is used to any extent in the treatment of hallucinations. For neurologists DEPAKOTE is most useful as an antiseizure as well as headache treatment medication. ...Read more

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Depakote, which I took (1, 000 mg/day) for 20 years, caused very high shbg levels. Recently discontinued it. How long before shbg back to normal?

Is damage from depak: Depakote usually causes liver problems early in trealment and not 20 years after starting the drug.
Your leukemia and the sprycel (dasatinib) may be the cause of the enzyme elevation. Sprycel (dasatinib) in involved in cyp450 in the liver and may be throwing your liver into trouble., more likely that the depakote. ...Read more

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Why does Depakote cause you to gain weight?

Depakote & Wt.: Depakote increases food cravings, hunger & binge eating, suggesting that energy intake might increase. ...Read more

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Can even a small dose of Depakote cause weught gain?

Depakote: Possible. Varies from one person to another. Refer to my answer above for details. ...Read more

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Can Depakote cause suicidal tendencies in reforming drug addicts?

NO: 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

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They tried me the medication Depakote a year ago I still haven't been right still hsve some racing thOughts could it cause it I took it only a month?

They tried me the medication Depakote a year ago I still haven't been right still hsve some racing thOughts could it cause it I took it only a month?

Depakote->racing tht: It soundly like you've been diagnosed with anxiety and take Clonazepam and propranolol. It sounds like these should cover your anxiety. Given that you were only on it one 1 month, it does not seem it was likely the cause of your current racing thoughts. I'd schedule a follow up with your doc ASAP to determine what IS causing your racing thoughts and get these treated :) ...Read more

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Do SSRIs's cause you to hold onto excess weight? Would it be easier to lose weight on something like Depakote instead? I'm 9 mos PP, just switched med

SSRI, Depakote, Wgt gn: Some people gain weight with SSRIs and some do not. Others use Wellbutrin (bupropion) instead because you are less likely to gain weight. Depakote is also associated with weight gain. ...Read more

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Fathers was on lithium for 30yrs. Now on depakote. He was a heaven drinker for 25yrs. Now gets pains kidney area. It is actions cause long term damage?

Fathers was on lithium for 30yrs. Now on depakote. He was a heaven drinker for 25yrs. Now gets pains kidney area. It is actions cause long term damage?

Lithium & kidneys: Lithium can cause kidney damage after a period of time, which is why doctors follow kidney function closely when patients are taking it (also thyroid, etc). To know about his kidney health, his doctor would need to re-check kidney function. Was he changed to Depakote because of kidney concerns? I hope he is no longer drinking, since that can impact his liver which is needed to process depakote. ...Read more

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How does Depakote cause weight gain?

Depakote: Results in short term in more cravings & binging & hunger. ...Read more

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Does Depakote cause increase in suicidal thoughts?

It can.: Depakote (valproic acid) is a medication that can be used to control seizures or as a mood stabilizer. It has been shown to cause a slight increase in suicidal thoughts. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, contact a physician immediately. ...Read more

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I take lithium, depakote, can any of these cause loss of appetite?

No: Both can increase appetite, especially depakote. To lose appetite due to these medications would be highly unusual. If you are depressed, you can lose appetite due to depression itself. ...Read more

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Where depakote caused me to be tired all the time, can lamictal have the opposite effect?

Expectancy: Many medications, esp psych types, have real serious side efx. N top of that, the experience of them is very subject to what we expect. Our interpretation of the impact is flexible - so, if let me suggest you try to see how you feel. Talk w/ your Dr about these things as you work to find the best for you. Add psychotherapy for best results! ...Read more

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Can Depakote sprinkles cause colored spots in vision constantly? Have been taking Depakote 15 years but only been seeing spots for 1 year.

Can Depakote sprinkles cause colored spots in vision constantly? Have been taking Depakote 15 years but only been seeing spots for 1 year.

Floaters: Any time you have new spots, or floaters, in your vision you need to have retinal evaluation by an Ophthalmologist. They could indicate a retinal tear or detachment. There are other harmless causes, but please seek evaluation ASAP. If its been a year your risk is low, but you still need an exam. ...Read more

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Can Depakote cause hair loss?

Can Depakote cause hair loss?

Yes: More frequently, people may notice hair thinning, often in the shower. Usually it is cyclical- it often gets better even if you continue the medication. You can also add the vitamin, selenium. ...Read more

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Is it possible Depakote to cause you to smell chemical scent similar to ammonia or bleach?

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Neurontin (gabapentin): One uncommon side-effect is unpleasant or fruit-like breath odor. ...Read more

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Can depakote cause memory loss when started taking depakote 1000mg for headaches I have had trouble recalling and remembering things and spelling?

Can depakote cause memory loss when started taking depakote 1000mg for headaches I have had trouble recalling and remembering things and spelling?

Could be side effect: Depakote does not cause memory loss but it can make some people feel sleepy or inattentive. These effects tend to improve after taking it for a couple weeks. ...Read more

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Bladder retention appeared when I began using Depakote in 1999. Never considered the cause--not listed side effect. Why continued when later listed?

Bladder retention appeared when I began using Depakote in 1999. Never considered the cause--not listed side effect. Why continued when later listed?

Yes it is reported: There was a study of 27, 713 patients who were Depakote users and 93 people that is 0.34%had urinary retention.
Urinary retention is reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Can a person drinking alcohol everyday for 25yrs while on lithium and Depakote cause perm damage? What are the effects of Depakote mixed with alcohol?

Can a person drinking alcohol everyday for 25yrs while on lithium and Depakote cause perm damage? What are the effects of Depakote mixed with alcohol?

2 many variables: 2 many variables to answer specifically, accurately and comprehensively. Generally speaking, drugs (incl. Depakote and alcohol) with potential to have a negative effect on the same particular organ (e.g. Liver), will increase the risk of that negative effect when taken together. ...Read more

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Between lamictal and Depakote which is more likely to cause acne?

Between lamictal and Depakote which is more likely to cause acne?

Wrong question: Please forgive my frankness. If you have been advised to take either of these medications, you are seriously sick, and the right choice is whichever one is most likely to control your illness effectively. If you think you will get acne flares, keep it at bay with daily topical benzoyl peroxide 5%, or a stronger rx from your physician if required. Hoping your new meds help ; you did well to ask. ...Read more

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Could Depakote ER 1000 be split and does it cause muscle fatique?

Depakote: In general, not advise splitting slow-release or extended-release medications. The er is extended-release. ...Read more

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I take Depakote for seizures and it seems to cause a bad tremor. Is it related?

I take Depakote for seizures and it seems to cause a bad tremor. Is it related?

Yes: Tremor is a side effect of Depakote but you still need to keep your seizures under controll so don't stop your medication without seeing your physician first. Please discuss the problem with your doctor to make sure the tremor isn't a sign of another condition and discuss alternative treatment if the tremor is intolerable. ...Read more

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