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Zyprexa And Depakote
Im on Cymbalta 60mg Risperdal 0.25mg can Abilify (aripiprazole) 1mg add to my medication because Risperdal Abilify (aripiprazole) both good for me?
That question is: A good one for your doctor. Those types of medication changes are best made in partnership with a physician who knows you, and your medication history, very well. It would be presumptuous of me to give you advice in this context, but your doc will be happy to discuss this with you at your next visit. Best wishes to you! ...Read more
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
Lot of medications: I'm not sure whether these are all prescribed by the same physician? It sounds as though your bipolar disorder (from the additional info you supplied) may be quite hard to manage, and meds have been added but none removed. Perhaps you'd benefit from a second opinion about your case and possibly simplify your regimen. It could also be that your symptoms demand high intensity measures. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Tried geodon, (ziprasidone) risperdal, abilify, haldol, seroquel, zyprexa and dislike all them. For paranoid schizophrenia. Dont like insomnia, akathisisa, weightga
Talk w/psychiatrist: You have not asked a question here, but have expressed your displeasure with some of the available antipsychotic medications for your illness. Please discuss this with your own psychiatrist, as there are still other options available. Paranoid schizophrenia is a serious illness and does need treatment. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and No.: Depending on the dose, as with lithium and risperidone, seroquel (quetiapine) can be used as a mood stabilizer, an antidepressant, or both. Like, risperidone, seroquel (quetiapine) is classified as an atypical antipsychotic and its effects are more similar to that drug than lithium. However, everyone is unique and I have seen the same patient respond very differently to these three medications. ...Read more
Yes but: They are two meds of the same class but can feel very different. Abilify (aripiprazole) tends to cause insomnia while Olanzapine is very sedating. Raising the dose of Abilify (aripiprazole) may cause sedation at or above 20mg, reducing the need for olanzapine. Olanzapine has a lot of wt gain and problems with blood sugars and is usually reserved for patients who haven't responded to other agents. ...Read more
Yes but: This seems a bit much for anyone. Is there a way that you can speak to your doctor about streamlining your meds. The doc is treating you for bipolar issues,anxiety, depression, and sleep disorder. I suggest that you see if this doc or another can put you on a regimen that might help you sleep and still take care of the problem. Have the doc consider remeron (mirtazapine) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How high is my risk of impotency with my med cocktail of zoloft, klonopin, lamictal, neurontin, wellbutrin, propranolol, requip and latuda (lurasidone)?
Side effects.: All psychiatric rx's have side effects. If you check with side effects in the pdr, you will not want to take another drug. Mostly, your individual should be concerned about the drug/drug interactions. It is almost unamerican not to be polymedicvated. The prescribing md should talk with the patient about what the drugs will do and more importantly what the drugs will not do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Latuda (lurasidone) a mood stabalizer? I was prescribed Latuda (lurasidone) to help with mood lability?
It can be -:
Latuda is an atypical antipsychotic medication.
Latuda has FDA indications for use with Schizophrenia & for depressive episodes with Bipolar I Disorder. It can be used as monotherapy or as adjunct with lithium or depakote. It can help with mood stabilization. REF: http://www.latuda.com/LatudaPrescribingInformation.pdf ...Read more
Do any of these drug combinations work? Prozac abilify, (aripiprazole) Prozac zyprexa, wellbutrin zyprexa, for schizophrenia.
Yes.: If the tremors are due to anxiety, Celexa and Abilify (aripiprazole) help by alleviating your anxiety. You have to keep in mind that Abilify (aripiprazole) can also cause extrapyramidal side-effects. one of which is akinesia, fine tremors, tight muscle which gets more pronounced with increase dosage. These are the reasons your doctor has to follow you up closely, to monitor the response and side-effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60/tegretol 600/lamictal 100/klonopin 2.5..Terrible racing thoughts..Cannot take lithium and diabetic...Any thoughts?
See your doctor : I think you meant Brintellix. I recommend my patients to check for drug interactions on Drugs.com. According to this tool, you may be at risk for Serotonin Syndrome with the combination of Trazodone and Brintellix. This is not absolute. Your doctor will need to monitor you closely. Talk to your doctor and learn the symptoms or side effects for which you need to watch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is essential for bipolar depression to not mope ill
1-Haloperidol Carbamazepine Lamotrigine Biperiden Methocarbamol
Can latuda (lurasidone) affect lithium levels or vice versa? Am taking lithium 600mg. Starting 40mg of latuda (lurasidone) tonight.
Drug interactions: Uncertain about whether one medication changes blood levels of the other. However, use of latuda plus lithium may ^ potential side effects like dizziness, sedation, confusion, or problems with concentration. See Drugs.Com drug interaction report. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been seeing docs since childhood. ADHd, bipolar, anxiety. On lamictal, lithium, klonopin, vyvanse, opana and symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine). Chief complaint anhedonia.advice?
Can you take Depakote and Topamax (topiramate) together? Is 500mg Depakote safe with 50mg of Topamax (topiramate)?
Yes & yes, BUT...: ...you didn't just wander into a pharmacy and made an impulse purchase. You got Rxs from a doctor for a reason, not just on a whim. Why are you trying to go around him/her? Asking anyone other than the MD who knows you and who knows the rationale for your treatment is unwise at best and dangerous at worst. You are entitled to an explanation in terms you understand FROM YOUR DOCTOR. ...Read more
Im on Zoloft and Buspar (buspirone) and Risperdal for deeprassnt can Risperdal bi replace to remeron? For insomnia and anxiety and deeprassnt? ??
Different rationale.: The Buspar (buspirone) is often used for anxiety but it may take time for it to work. Zoloft is an antidepressant of the SSRI class , Risperdal is an antipsychotic but is used in small doses for severe anxiety. Remeron is an atypical antidepressant and is used more to stimulate appetite or improve your sleep. Please discuss this with your doctor. He has specific reasons for the use of each drug. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Have tried pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) wellbutrin, paxil, celexa, effexor, lexapro, etc. With lithium, haliperidol &abilify. A couple improve mood. Still anxious!thoughts?
Many meds: You've tried many meds already, although there are some you haven't mentioned that often help anxiety: buspirone, beta-blockers, other mood stabilizers besides lithium, etc. But after a person has tried so many medications and still has symptoms, i'd suggest non-medication approaches: psychotherapy, mindfulness, relaxation training, exercise/yoga, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Doc advised me Zyprexa 10mg, Depakote 500mg & Cymbalta (duloxetine) 30mg since 1 week. My mood is going severely down. Nothing seems good. Everything is blue.
Please tell me, could i drink alcohol at a concert if im taking zyprexa (olanzapine) and Depakote at the same time?
No: If you are being treated for either of the things these are used for - seizure disorders or bipolar disorder (and probably the latter) - alcohol is not your friend. It interferes with the levels of other drugs, reduces their effectiveness, and intoxication with alcohol is followed by increased depression, and even mania. If you are drinking, talk to your doctor about it, and keep "dose" low-one! ...Read more
Friend takes 20 mg zyprexa (olanzapine) and 2000mg depakote..Can't stop eating..Especially sweets ..Is this common?
I have bipolar disorder i take medications zyprexa, (olanzapine) lamictal and Depakote 500 e.R and i smoked hash weed with medications sometimes i need an advice?
Bipolar Treatment: The research clearly shows that people suffering from bipolar disorder have the best outcomes with a combination of medication and psychotherapy. Psychotherapy should occur for an hour at least 1 or 2 times a month and sometimes more often during the course of treatment. Such treatment by good doctors can result in excellent outcomes. Smoking weed or hash is not associated with good outcomes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Diagnosed bipolar10 years ago : can lithium, depakote or zyprexa (olanzapine) lower testosterone greatly over time. If so do you suggest trt to increase testostero?
Low T: Bipolar disorder at age 16 must be tough but hopefully you are improving. You must find out what your testosterone level is. If it is low there are two options - both to be considered. a) Discuss with the psychiatry doctor about possible changes in your medicines. b) Get a referral to an Endocrinologist to determine whether or not your hormone levels are OK. Please let me know how things go! ...Read more
Friend takes 2000 depakote/20 zyprexa/4 mg klonopin/15 abilify (aripiprazole).For bipolar schitzophrena..Does this seem like a heavy regime..Always craves chocolates?
Zyprexa, Abilify (aripiprazole): And Depakote and all cause stimulation. It's difficult to say what is overkill when it comes to a polypharmacy situation with someone with bipolar schizoaffective disorder. The use of two antipsychotics is indeed sometimes necessary. However, great attention should also be paid to the weight issues. If the weight gain is on going then perhaps a different medication will need to be tried, but all of that will need to be left up to of the prescribing psychiatrist.Best wishes and i hope that you are not freezing as badly in madison as we are here in racine. ...Read more
Atypicals-zyprexa-latuda-seroquel etc. Or anticonvultants-depakote-tegretol-lamictal etc..Which are harder on your liver?
Liver function: Medications are often metabolized in the liver and their safety depends on its integrity. Tegretol induces its own metabolism. Depakote increases the amount of ammonia. Zyprexa, seroquel and Latuda (lurasidone) are metabolized by different metabolic pathways by citochrome p450 enzymes. Lamictal is glucuronized. The risk of liver disease due to these drugs depends on the dose of meds and the liver capacity. ...Read more
I am bipolar disorder. I am on medications Depakote ER and olanzapine.
How do you analyze that you are at the correct dosage level of Depakote er.
On lithium(level 0.73),divalproex sodium(500mg), olanzapine(15mg). Which is likely to be causing my cognitive impairment, and confusion while speaking?
Several things: Approved uses our schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Off label uses are for the stabilization of certain types of personality disorders, intermittent explosive disorder, and sometimes as an appetite stimulant in severe forms of anorexia nervosa. It can occasionally be prescribed for autistic spectrum disorders and an augmentation strategy for intractable depressive disorders when all else has failed.Hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
It will effect each: individually differently. Akathisia occurs in up to 22% with Latuda & is dose-related. Akathisia/akathisia events occur in up to 27% with Zyprexa. Akathisia occurs most often at a Zyprexa dose of 15 mg/day. This data was obtained from the Drugs. Com website. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overkill?: Zyprexa (olanzapine) is a potent medication that has some potentially serious side effects in long term use (diabetes, weight gain, among others) so i would wonder if this is really the right medication. But of course i don't know the details of other things tried, other conditions (like bipolar) that might make insomnia more worrisome, etcetera. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low incidence: Antipsychotic agents can result i'm photo sensitivity but with low incidence, around 2-3%. ...Read more
Depends: The treatment for a zyprexa (olanzapine) overdose will vary. If the zyprexa (olanzapine) overdose was recent, may give certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." however, once zyprexa (olanzapine) has been absorbed into the body, there is no treatment that can remove it quickly. Therefore, in these cases, treatment involves supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Usually an individuals thoughts will be more clear on zyprexa (olanzapine) assuming it is being effective in addressing the condition it is being prescribed to treat. Initially for some the medication can cause sedation, but this is usually transient. It should not damage the mind, if this is the concern. ...Read more
A Few Tips: Here are a few "tips" that i find helpful when a patient of mine struggles with the sedating side effect of zyprexa (generic olanzapine). If you have just started treatment be patient and the sedation may resolve on its own. Try different dosing times to see if the sedation can occur while asleep. Split the dose taking half in am & half in pm. Always check with your md before making any changes. ...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