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Is it okay to take orlistat if you are taking valproic acid?

Is it okay to take orlistat if you are taking valproic acid?

Categorically NO: If the valproate is for seizure control, i would definitely not recommend you take orlistat. Valproate is a prescription and should be given for a definite purpose. Orlistat is going to move things throug the bowel faster, inhibit fat absorption and can case mal-absorption of fat soluable vitamins in the diet. You end up pooping oil. If you do this, you should be under strict care of your doc. ...Read more

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Valproic Acid (Definition)

Valproic acid was the first product followed by valproex sodium (depakote, far less toxic). A drug approved by fda to treat migraine and/or epilepsy, and often used in psychiatry in addition. Very potent and valuable agent in view of broad spectrum benefits, but side effects and ...Read more


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How long does it take for valproic acid to get in your system?

How long does it take for valproic acid to get in your system?

Medication effect: This is common question, most psych meds get quickly into your 'system' or blood and brain, but the effects are usually delayed often several weeks. Side effects occur when blood levels peak in a few days, but benefits can take weeks. So be patient. ...Read more

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Can you take nyquil with valproic acid medicine?

Yes: Shouldn't cause a problem but tell your doc you are doing it. ...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?

3 days: Half life of valproate sodium and valproic acid is 16 hours. Steady state is reached at 3 1/2 half lives--i.e. 62 hours. For ease of calculation, 72 hours would show a steady state. Measure trough level--i.e. just before your next dose schedule. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take fish oil while being on Zoloft 200mg and valproic acid 500mg?

Is it safe to take fish oil while being on Zoloft 200mg and valproic acid 500mg?

Yes: This is as safe as eating fish while on these- probably safer, as a good fish oil has been purified of mercury, pcb's etc. Research studies show that adding fish oil to anti-depressants like zoloft often result in additional benefits (though some studies disagree). Fish oil is quite safe. See http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/qaa400988/fish-oil-for-depression.Html. ...Read more

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Are the meds Chlorpromazine,Haloperidol, metoclopramide, phenytoin,valproic acid,&carbamazepine safe to eat to treat frequent hiccups.How long to take?

Are the meds Chlorpromazine,Haloperidol,
metoclopramide,
phenytoin,valproic acid,&carbamazepine safe to eat to treat frequent hiccups.How long to take?

Not all of them: Usually ALL those drugs is not not safe for hiccups. All those medications used alone have been used in the past for hiccups and are relatively safe though there may be some side effects. ...Read more

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I am taking valproic acid and lamnet for seizures since last 3 yrs. Is there any long term side effect? Which meds should I avoid taking with these?

I am taking valproic acid and lamnet for seizures since last 3 yrs. Is there any long term side effect? Which meds should I avoid taking with these?

Probably not: Check with your neurologist and check what other meds you are taking. Stay healthy. I'm proud of you for being so careful. ...Read more

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I have gained 40 kg while taking lamictal, seroquel and valproic acid for my bipolar disorder, how can I lose that weight? Thanks

I have gained 40 kg while taking lamictal, seroquel and valproic acid for my bipolar disorder, how can I lose that weight? Thanks

As above : Seroquel and valproic acid , can cause weight gain , but the weight gain has to do with what u eat , how much u eat and how much u exersize , I have seen people gaining 5 lb and seen other gaining 20 lb. ...Read more

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Taking valproic acid 250mg twice a day & fluoxetine 10mg once a day. left arm feels heavy & hand shakes but right doesnt. what could it be?

Taking valproic acid 250mg twice a day & fluoxetine 10mg once a day. left arm feels heavy & hand shakes but right doesnt. what could it be?

Get checked out: Weakness as you describe could be in related to the meds. Get it checked out to make sure it is not serious ...Read more

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Depakene (Definition)

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