24 Feb 2011
That would depend on how heavy he is.
The maximum recommended dosage of Depakote is 60 mg/kg/day.
At the dosage he is being prescribed (3000mg / day) he would need to weigh at least 50kg - if he weighs less than this then he probably is being prescribed too much.
See the link below for more information.
- Depakote ER Information for Consumers
- Depakote ER Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Depakote ER (detailed)
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