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What would a Depakote overdose feel like?

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What would a Depakote overdose feel like?

Depakote: Depending on dose taken, dizziness, upset stomach, tremors, headaches, etc. ...Read more

Depakote Overdose (Definition)

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


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What are the tests for Depakote overdose?

What are the tests for Depakote overdose?

Exam & blood test: Sedation plus history suggestive of overdose are usual first signs, confirmed by blood test. Any significant concerns of overdose should be considered an emergency with immediate contact with your doctor or trip to an emergency room. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Depakote overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Depakote overdose?

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

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What is the treatment for Depakote overdose?

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What is the treatment for Depakote overdose?

Depakote OD: Can cause injury to liver and nervous system and blood, depending on dose and length of time. If taking Depakote regularly, blood levels checks are vital. ...Read more

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It has been 6 days since I have taken depakote. How long before migraines may return, or do I assume they will and resume the medicine?

They are not gone: Depakote does not cure migraine! it can break a cycle of repetitive migraine, but the tendency will remain. Learn good management. Consider Depakote again only if they become frequent and disruptive. Migraine tendency is life long - learn to live with the risk. ...Read more

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What class of drug is depakote or depekene?

What class of drug is depakote or depekene?

Valproic acid: Depakote is the better tolerated form of depakene (valproic acid).
Here in the USA, drug is used for epilepsy and migraine control. ...Read more

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What are the chances of dying from overdose of depakote?

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What are the chances of dying from overdose of depakote?

Depakote OD: Can cause injury to liver and nervous system and blood, depending on dose and length of time. If taking Depakote regularly, blood levels checks are vital. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the drug called Depakote for bipolars?

Can you tell me about the drug called Depakote for bipolars?

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

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Can Depakote cause suicidal tendencies in reforming drug addicts?

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

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Are there any long lasting side effects to an overdose of Divalproex(depakote) or Venlafaxine(effexor)? Provided that death does not occur.

Are there any long lasting side effects to an overdose of Divalproex(depakote) or Venlafaxine(effexor)?  Provided that death does not occur.

Should resolve: But what prompts your question? Did YOU overdose?
If so, once all is destabilized, you should have no lasting damage. But discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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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.

Medicines: I need to know why those medications are being given and what your mother's general medical problems include. ...Read more

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How come of the seizure medicines; depakote, tegretol and klonopin (clonazepam) -why is klonopin (clonazepam) only known for withdrawls?

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 more

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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

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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 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

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Depakote is causing hair loss. What would be an alternative medicine?

Depakote is causing hair loss.  What would be an alternative medicine?

Not unique effect: Hair loss is one of the cardinal adverse effects of Depakote. Not sure why you are taking it, so until we get that information, unable to guide you to an alternative. ...Read more

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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

Is Depakote a safe medicine? Im on a lot of meds,my ALT & Creatine R sometimes elevated. My Psych MD@Emory 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

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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

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Could my drug regimen of depakote, omeprazole, percocet, calcium, and vitamin d be causing constipation?

Could my drug regimen of depakote, omeprazole, percocet, calcium, and vitamin d be causing constipation?

Yes: Constipation is a known side effect of both Percocet and omeprazole.
If you must have these medicines, increase both your water and fiber intake, and consider adding probiotics to your diet to offset the effects. ...Read more

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Can my medicines atenolol 50 mg, amitriptyline 50mg, trazodone 25mg, and depakote 1000 mg cause arm and leg weakness?

Can my medicines atenolol 50 mg, amitriptyline 50mg, trazodone 25mg, and depakote 1000 mg cause arm and leg weakness?

They can - it depens (penicillamine): It depends on why you are taking these meds, what doses, and how quickly they each were added to your regimen. Further - weakness means different things to different people, a further clarificationof weakness is needed before guessing/diagnosing whether your medicines are contributing to it. ...Read more

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I would like opinions on drugs to decrease my Porn addiction: Paxil,Prozac,Zoloft,Lithium,Naltrexone, Depakote, medroxyprogesterone.. ?

I would like opinions on drugs to decrease my Porn addiction:
Paxil,Prozac,Zoloft,Lithium,Naltrexone, Depakote, medroxyprogesterone..
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Porn addiction: I commend you for your desire to decrease Porn addiction.
These medications are not used to treat Porn addiction.
Let Wise Man within you ask:
•How long is this Addiction?
•Effect on marriage, relationships, work and finances?
Alcohol, drugs or gambling Addictions?
•How deep is your desire to decrease it and reasons for it?
•Need to have Intensive Therapy to overcome Addiction and stress. ...Read more

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How long take Depakote to be in your sistem?

Varies: On average it can take around 7-10 days for Depakote to reach a therapeutic level in your body. Depending on what you are taking it for, the desired clinical effect may take longer. ...Read more

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Is Depakote a medication whose purpose is to reduce the pain ?

Depakote: is frequently used as a prophylactic agent for migraine, cluster and chronic daily headaches. It is indicated in the management of trigeminal neuralgia for those patients who are refractory to other medications. ...Read more

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Is Depakote a mood stabalizer?

Is Depakote a mood stabalizer?

Can be...: Depakote is in the class of anticonvulsants medications however in psychiatry it is also considered a mood stabilizer. Uses include the treatment mania, epilepsy, and migraine prophylaxis, . ...Read more

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Can Depakote cause hallucinations?

Not normally: It has been reported in cases in which encephalopathy occurred. ...Read more

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Does Depakote have any street value?

Does Depakote have any street value?

No: It does not cause a high and has some pretty serious potential side effects if not carefully monitored. It also does not enhance thinking. Depakote has been studied as a treatment for behavioral problems in dementia and autism (among other disorders) but was not found to have benefits for either disorder. Therefore i cannot see how it could be used as a street drug. ...Read more

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Can you take cholest-off with depakote?

Can you take cholest-off with depakote?

Yes, no problem: Cholest-off is an otc prep that really does reduce cholesterol levels by blocking fat absorption, but will not affect Depakote levels or effects on your condition. If you have any doubt, easy to check your Depakote blood level. ...Read more

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What causes Depakote blood to fluctuate?

What causes Depakote blood to fluctuate?

Depends: Depakote levels can vary based on when your last dose was in relation to your blood being drawn for your test. They vary by person. Other medications can affect the metabolism of Depakote and intern cause the levels to fluctuate. Various medical conditions also can affect the levels. ...Read more

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Side effects of depakote, do they go away?

Side effects of depakote, do they go away?

Sometimes: Some side effects go away, or at least get better, over time, and some do not. It sounds like you really need to discuss the situation in more detail with the person prescribing the depakote. ...Read more

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Divalproex (Definition)

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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