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Long Term Effects Of Sodium Valproate
How long does it take for sodium valproate to work? Particularly, how long does it take for it to start affecting hypersexual side of BP unspecified?
Does carbamazepin and sodium valproate cause hair loss for how long? I've been using since2007 my hair now thinner .What treatment for my hair
Both cause hair loss: Both can cause hair loss. I usually recommend otc treatments like supplemental zinc and selenium. I sometimes add in biotin and check thyroid levels along with levels of both drugs. If this does not help, a dermatology consult can be helpful. Do not use Anabolic steroids as these can also lead to hair loss, as can an elevated testosterone level. ...Read more
Many side effects: Valproate (or valproic acid) is used for the treatment of epilepsy (to control fits) and bipolar illness (to stabilize mood). It "calms" and "relaxes." side effects include unsteadiness on the feet, confusion, shaky hands, "feeling sick, " easy bruisability, bleeding, skin rash, fatigue or sleepiness, weight gain, and loss of hair. Simultaneous drinking of alcohol can exacerbate these symptoms. ...Read more
What are side effects of going off antidepressants and mood stabilizers suddenly? (100ml sertraline 200ml sodium valproate twice a day)
Possible seizures : From abruptly stopping sodium valproate. Possibly nausea, dizziness, wierd, electric-like feelings ( all part of the discontinuation syndrome) from abruptly stopping the zoloft ( sertraline). Please taper them both very gradually! you will feel much better! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Topamax, Sodium Valproate, Depakote and Lamictal, which are best for migraine aura, and which have the most side effects?
Migraine: Prophylaxis with either Topamax or Depakote would be considered first line aggressive therapy (for males). With Depakote (sodium divalproate) we often see weight gain and a fine tremor (especially in older adults). With Topamax there are more side effects (weight loss, parasthesias, change in sense of taste, inability to sweat, glaucoma, kidney stones ) www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read more
Valproate : Serious side effects rarely include risk of liver problems (more likely in young children). It can lower platelet counts, though in adults this is not generally clinically significant. Risk of birth defects in women of child bearing age is an issue. For some satiety is diminished and weight gain can occur. Others can include diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, hair loss, blurred vision and tremor. ...Read more
I am epileptic, what would be the course duration with sodium valproate tablets. And if i would be able to get total relief with these.
Maybe success: Valproate in the form of Depakote is a broad spectrum anti-epileptic with some potential adverse effects, but, if tolerated well, should be a medicine that can be successfully used for years. Best not to use the straight valproate due to GI intolerance, and better to use Divalproex Sodium form which is generic depakote. ...Read more
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