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Does Depakote Cause Hearing Lost
Sorry if left un treated can arachnoid cyst causing seizure vision headache motor function loss memory loss weight loss kill you I've had it for 10yrs?
Qualified NO: Only approximately 5% of arachnoid cysts become symptomatic, and 75% of the symptomatic cysts occur in children, not adults. So your approximate chance of becoming symptomatic is 1% i.e. it's 99% likely that the cyst won't bother you. Depending on the location the cyst could cause seizures or vision problems, etc. However, NO treatment is indicated UNLESS the patient has symptoms. ...Read more
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
Hearing poss, mem no: Severe mastoiditis or cholesteatoma formation can significantly damage hearing because it can destroy the ear drum or damage the three small ear bones in the middle ear. It will not affect memory. True mastoiditis is fairly uncommon. It is often mentioned in radiology reports but these can be misleading and lead to unnecessary worry. Go see a good ENT surgeon to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Please re-ask: & tell us specific antidepressant. Thanks.Get a more detailed answer ›
No definite: This varies from person to person. It's often a matter of trial and error to find one that doesn't cause significant weight gain. Sometimes the increased weight is only during the early phase of treatment. Also after stabilization your doctor may be able to reduce the medication to a maintenance level and reduce your weight. ...Read more
Maybe / Likely not: Every drug can have side effects, and they can vary between people. Spiriva is not really known to cause hearing loss, all of all patients reporting any type of adverse effects, only 0.12% had decreased hearing, of which all happened within 1 month of use. http://www.ehealthme.com/ds/spiriva/decreased+hearing see an ENT for an evaluation and hearing testing if you are concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I heard that aldosterone might restore hearing. Does it work for people born with sensorineural hearing loss?
It depends: It depends where the radiation has been applied, what the need for the radiation is [eg, brain tumor], other medical problems that could be going on, and any other treatments you may be receiving, such as chemotherapy. It's best to consult your doctor for an answer that is accurate for your specific situation. ...Read more
Does topamax (topiramate) ever cause permanent memory impairment? I have been off the drug for 1.5 weeks and still have short-term memory problems and anomia.
I'm 32, I have neurosensorial hearing loss bilateral acquired in adolescence. Cause: genetic or ototoxicity. How could i know it's ototoxicity?
See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...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
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