He was Depakene syrup and blood levels are too low so now they are trying the sprinkles. Is this another roller coaster ride and we should look for another med or have other parents seen success with these sprinkles in their teenage children with bipolar?
2 Feb 2011
While I don't have a teenager on depakote, I use to take it many years ago. I am bipolar and have taken many meds in my life. Thirteen is a young age but depakote is appropriate. Give the sprinkles a chance to build the blood levels up and you will better be able to tell if this is the "right" medication for him.
It may take a couple of weeks. Keep in touch with us as your son adjusts, there are many supportive people on this site,
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