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Does xenical safe with depakote?

Does xenical safe with depakote?

Yes: Depakote should not be taken with food, as food decreases the absorption of the depakote. Xenical should be taken with a meal. There is a strong possibility that xenical will decrease the absorption of Depakote if taken together. Both medications are metabolized in the liver, therefore, close monitoring of liver function is essential. ...Read more

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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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Is it safe 2 take coq10 w/ depakote?

Is it safe 2 take coq10 w/ depakote?

Yes: Yes. The metabolism of the two compounds are unrelated, so no interference. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter pain medication is safe to take after a D&C while taking Depakote?

Safe medication: You may take acetaminophen but not more than 4000 mg a day which would be 650 mg every 4 hours( that would make 3900 mg/day) or 1000 mg every 6 hours. Ibuprofen, naproxen and the like interact with Depakote by increasing the changes of bleeding( decreasing platelet count). Some people still take those together but under close supervision by their doctor. ...Read more

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At what week in pregnancy can I start taking orlistat safely?Is it at all safe in pregnancy?

At what week in pregnancy can I start taking orlistat safely?Is it at all safe in pregnancy?

Contraindicated: Not safe in pregnancy. Safety category changed from b probably safe to x contraindicated. You should not try to lose weight while pregnant. Make sure to eat a well balanced diet and continue to exercise to make sure your baby is healthy. Avoid all medications unless you speak to your obstetrician first. Take care! ...Read more

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Can you take Depakote and Topamax (topiramate) together? Is 500mg Depakote safe with 50mg of Topamax (topiramate)?

Can you take Depakote and Topamax (topiramate) together? Is 500mg Depakote safe with 50mg of Topamax (topiramate)?

Yes & yes, BUT...: ...you didn't just wander into a pharmacy and made an impulse purchase. You got Rxs from a doctor for a reason, not just on a whim. Why are you trying to go around him/her? Asking anyone other than the MD who knows you and who knows the rationale for your treatment is unwise at best and dangerous at worst. You are entitled to an explanation in terms you understand FROM YOUR DOCTOR. ...Read more

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Is orlistat safe for 3 month use? Does it interact with dostinex (cabergoline) 0.5 per week? Have lost 35kgs, put back in 25 and cannot loose them

Is orlistat safe for 3 month use? Does it interact with dostinex (cabergoline) 0.5 per week? Have lost 35kgs, put back in 25 and cannot loose them

Orlistat: Orlistat causes you to not absorb fat, which then comes out in the stool. There could theoretically be vitamin malabsorption, but probably not an issue over 3 months. Side effects are not very pleasant. Oily anal leakage. There should not be an interaction with cabergoline. Good luck. ...Read more

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My gallbladder has been removed. Is it safe for me to take orlistat?

My gallbladder has been removed. Is it safe for me to take orlistat?

Yes: you can take it, but it is really not that effective in terms of weight loss or management. You are much better off focusing on simple, minimally processed foods with plenty of vegetables like Broccoli, cauiflower, brussel sprouts, lean protein and beans. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if it is safe to take xenical if you're hypertensive?

Yes: I do not see a problem ....But everyone is different., however check with your md ..Currently i can not find a problem. ...Read more

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How safe is xenical orlistat for weight loss?

How safe is xenical orlistat for weight loss?

Quite safe.: Xenical (orlistat) binds fat and allows it to pass through your body unabsorbed. This prevents the fat from contributing to weight gain. You need to follow a low-fat diet on this medication because if you eat too much fat, you will suffer oily stools which are difficult to control! if your dietary problems stem from overeating carbohydrates, this product may not help very much. ...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