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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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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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Is it possible to take adepex and xenical at the same time?

Is it possible to take adepex and xenical at the same time?

Combining meds: Hi leah. Adipex is an appetite suppressant and xenical works by preventing the absorption of fat after it has been eaten. These meds can be safely combined since they do not interact. Follow the directions for both to get the best results. ...Read more

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Can you take xenical and glutathione at the same time?

Drug Interaction: According to epocrates, a medical application, there is no interaction between glutathione and xenical. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take orlistat and ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) at the same time?

Is it okay to  take orlistat and ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) at the same time?

Ask your physician: Posts like this are always challenging to respond to because I do not know you, your medical history, current allergies/list of medications, etc. Please ask your primary care physician this question...It is better for you if you do. ...Read more

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If you take Depakote and feel normal and at peace for the first time ever. Does it prove you have a mood disorder ?

If you take Depakote and feel normal and at peace for the first time ever. Does it prove you have a mood disorder ?

No: No. You would have to have the symptoms of mood disorders. Even people without the criteria of mood disorder feel better on Depakote for some reason. I have a few epilepsy and migraine patients who feel better on it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be using Depakote and celexa (citalopram) at the same time?

Is it safe to be using Depakote and celexa (citalopram) at the same time?

Depakote: If diagnosis is bipolar disorder, i would use antidepressants cautiously & watch closely for any symptoms of hypomania such as irritability or agitation or restlessness, etc. ...Read more

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How safe is orlistat if taken 3 times a day? What woykd happen if i take it more than 3 times a day?

How safe is orlistat if taken 3 times a day? What woykd happen if i take it more than 3 times a day?

Side effects: Taking more than the recommended dose increase your chance for side effects: flatulence, fecal urgency, anal leakage...there's no need to go above the recommended dosage. ...Read more

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Can i take 1000 mgs Depakote 10 mgs Valium 25 mgs doxepin and 300 mgs Trileptal together at bed time?

Can i take 1000 mgs Depakote 10 mgs Valium 25 mgs doxepin and 300 mgs Trileptal together at bed time?

There is a drug : Interaction between trileptal and valium. Valium blood levels rise in the presence of trieptal, so it is generally recommended practice to lower the valium dose while on trileptal. All of the other medications are safe to be taken together. I would not take the full 25 mg of valium along with the combination however. Talk to your prescribing physician about this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Taking 1000 mgs Depakote 10 mgs Valium 10 mgs Ambien at bed time. Can i still take 5 mgs of saphris (asenapine)?

Taking 1000 mgs Depakote 10 mgs Valium 10 mgs Ambien at bed time. Can i still take 5 mgs of saphris (asenapine)?

Ask your doctor: Dd your doctor prescribe these to be taken all at once? The combo of valium and Ambien is deadly. Please don't take them together tonight, and call your doctor in the morning. As for Depakote and saphris, (asenapine) do take these as going without could cause a relapse of your bipolar disorder. Be well. ...Read more

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I take 1000 mgs Depakote 10 mgs Valium and 10 mgs Ambien (zolpidem) at bed time. Should i still be having trouble going to sleep.

I take 1000 mgs Depakote 10 mgs Valium and 10 mgs Ambien (zolpidem) at bed time. Should i still be having trouble going to sleep.

No, you shouldnt: That is a hefty dose of sedating medications and if you are still having trouble sleeping, discuss with your psychiatrist. Is it possible you are entering a manic episode? Check in with your psychiatrist sooner than later to be safe. May need improved sleep hygiene as well as possible sleep study too. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight.I weigh 100kg, 5'5" tall.Im high in cholesterol.Is it safe and effective if i take metformin & orlistat at d same time?

I want to lose weight.I weigh 100kg, 5'5" tall.Im high in cholesterol.Is it safe and effective if i take metformin & orlistat at d same time?

Obese: This is a question best posed to your doctor who knows your condition overall. It is possible to take these together but it may/may not be the best idea for you. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take valproate blood test to be most accurate level? I take 750mg twice a day (at 12h intervals) Depakote ER. Thanks

When is the best time to take valproate blood test  to be most accurate level? I take 750mg twice a day (at 12h intervals) Depakote ER. Thanks

Trough level: Depakote ER is usually taken once a day because it is an extended-release formulation. Timing of the blood draw does matter. Speak to your prescribing physician regarding your dosing and blood work. Here is a relevant article with more specific information: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16778728 ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for myoclonic seizers when 500mg of Depakote 3 times a day isn't working I also take 100mg topamax (topiramate) 3x/day.?

What is the best treatment for myoclonic seizers when 500mg of Depakote 3 times a day isn't working I also take 100mg topamax (topiramate) 3x/day.?

Keppra (levetiracetam): If there is persistant myoclonic seizures in spite of Depakote and topomax --keppra is the best for myoclomic seizures also zonegran can help or onfi. ...Read more

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I take klonipon 0.5 mg and Depakote 3 times a day what is a normal laying down blood pressure. I am in Xanax (alprazolam) detox

I take klonipon 0.5 mg and Depakote 3 times a day what is a normal laying down blood pressure. I am in Xanax (alprazolam) detox

Normal range: BP lying down and sitting up are generally pretty much the same. Withdrawal from benzodiazepines, if done too rapidly, can result in higher blood pressure as a withdrawal syndrome response. Whatever your normal pressure is (110/70 is average) should be your lying down blood pressure while being tapered from xanax, (alprazolam) especially if Clonazepam is being used to help taper you. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i drink alcohol at a concert if im taking zyprexa (olanzapine) and Depakote at the same time?

Please tell me, could i drink alcohol at a concert if im taking zyprexa (olanzapine) and Depakote at the same time?

No: If you are being treated for either of the things these are used for - seizure disorders or bipolar disorder (and probably the latter) - alcohol is not your friend. It interferes with the levels of other drugs, reduces their effectiveness, and intoxication with alcohol is followed by increased depression, and even mania. If you are drinking, talk to your doctor about it, and keep "dose" low-one! ...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