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Medicine For Depakote Overdose
Manifestations of depakote OD are: Hyperthermia/hypothermia, Tachycardia, Hypotension (with severe overdose), Cardiac arrest (with severe overdose), Respiratory depression necessitating intubation. Typical dosing of depakote are 500mg 2-3 times per day for seizures and bipolar disorder. However, the blood level is what really matters. The therapeutic l ...Read more
OD=toxic blood level: Manifestations of depakote OD are: Hyperthermia/hypothermia, Tachycardia, Hypotension (with severe overdose), Cardiac arrest (with severe overdose), Respiratory depression necessitating intubation. Typical dosing of depakote are 500mg 2-3 times per day for seizures and bipolar disorder. However, the blood level is what really matters. The therapeutic l range= 50-125ug/ml; toxic range=>150ug/ml. ...Read more
Depakote: Depakote is an antiepileptic drug (AED) used to treat seizure disorders, migraine headaches, and the manic phase of bipolar disorders. It is thought that it works by increasing the concentration of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (gaba) in the brain. Gaba helps nerves communicate with one another. ...Read more
NO: That is like asking if af bilge pump sunk the titanic. Ok, now that I have your attention, i applaud''the reforming''. Ever taken a look beneath the''reforming drug addicts'' part?Why? Because that is where we need to help. ...Read more
Are there any long lasting side effects to an overdose of Divalproex(depakote) or Venlafaxine(effexor)? Provided that death does not occur.
How do I know if mom's getting worse or it's the medicine? FTD on Chlopromazine 50mg @4hs and Depakote [email protected] Weak, tired, vitals are ok.
How come of the seizure medicines; depakote, tegretol and klonopin (clonazepam) -why is klonopin (clonazepam) only known for withdrawls?
See below;: It is important to note that discontinuing any of those medications abruptly puts a person with epilepsy at risk of increased seizure frequency. The same is only true for clonazepam in a person *without* epilepsy, and therein lies your answer: clonazepam works differently than the other two and is associated with withdrawal disorders, like alcohol and certain drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can depakote ER replace drugs like invega and lithium? And can depakote be Prescribed by a psychiatrist?
RELACEMENT : Does NOT APPLY (in my opinion) to PSYCHOACTIVE drugs! Each medication is SPECIFIC and even in the SAME CLASS of drugs there are MAJOR differences.....your MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL (PRESCRIBING M.D must DECIDE) ...Read more
How long should one stay on 20mg of Zyprexa and 500mg of Depakote for drug induced psychosis? Can the Zyprexa be stopped suddenly?
Prescriber decision: the doctor following your case who prescribed you the medicines is the best to judge, and any you don't want to stop an antipsychotic suddenly, kindly refer to your doctor or psychiatrist, best wishes ...Read more
I had vaginitis, i got medicine for it. My Depakote causes it. I only have it when i got my period. I notice a small odor+things floating in urine?
I am not sure: About your Depakote deduction. Vaginitis is caused by bacteria from the colon colonizing the vagina. Blood happens to help these bacteria along. Watch the thong, it's like a wick going back to front. Use of metronizadole vaginal after menses should help the odor by killing the bacteria. Limiting flow with the pill may help. ...Read more
Can the drugs vistaril (hydroxyzine) or Depakote causeracing thoughts fear of going crazy because when i switch to these drugs not too long ago i had them side effe?
Is Depakote a safe medicine? Im on a lot of meds,my ALT & Creatine R sometimes elevated. My Psych [email protected] wants me try it bc I hav severe Bipolar D/O
Depends.: Your psychiatrist is the best person to determine what medications to use given your physical condition and what is safe to use. All medications have side-effects and I believe your psychiatrist is on top of monitoring your ability to tolerate them by taking lab tests. I can tell you from experience that this medication has been effective in Bipolar Disorder. ...Read more
Seizures caused from depleation of good sodium in my body. Caused from over medication of drug soma. Went into hospital, they brought sodium levels up through i.V's. Taking Depakote 500 mg. 1x per day to avoid seizures. Suggest support groups, effects on
It : It is probably true than anyone can have a seizure under the right conditions. These conditions include poisoning by prescription or recreational drugs, withdrawal from prescription or recreational drugs (including alcohol), brain injuries, general illnesses, and abnormal levels of blood salts (electrolytes -- including sodium). When people have seizures with provocation, they are not considered to have epilepsy, and usually don't require long term seizure medication. People who have a tendency to have repeated seizures with little or no provocation have epilepsy. The diagnosis is made by history, and supported by results from tests like brain-wave recordings (eegs) and brain imaging (usually mri). Epilepsy usually does require long-term use of seizure medications like depakote, or other interventions like epilepsy surgery. Taking Depakote for a provoked seizure is an unusual clinical approach. Depakote can be given for other reasons. Since Depakote use can be accompanied by serious short term and long term side effects, it is important to see a doctor to develop a better understanding for its use in specific cases. ...Read more
Can medical marijuana replace depakote er and antipsychotic medication? I have JME and looking into natural alternative or holistic medicine.
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
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