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Safe Depakene Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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 (sertraline) 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
While on valproic acid (depakene), is it safer to use acetaminophen (tylenol) or ibuprofen (motrin)?
Check With Your MD: One should always check with their physician if they have specific questions regarding their medical care. In general, both Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are safe to take with valproic acid. Taking more than 4000mg of Acetaminophen is not recommended due to liver toxicity. Patients taking valproic acid should have their liver function evaluated regularly by a simple blood test. ...Read more
While taking valproic acid (depakene), is it safer to take acetaminophen (tylenol) or ibuprofen (motrin)?
Depakote: Either one, not to exceed recommended dose. ...Read more
Are the meds Chlorpromazine,Haloperidol,
phenytoin,valproic acid,&carbamazepine safe to eat to treat frequent hiccups.How long to take?
Timing: A valproic acid trough level, which is what should be measured, needs to be drawn ten to twelve hours after the last dose. Btw-the therapeutic range for levels is 50-100 for seizures, but it is 75-125 for mood stabilization. Other labs which should be drawn with the level are a CBC (blood count), and ast/alt (liver enzymes). ...Read more
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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