My son takes depakote ER 1500mg twice a day for mood/behavior, is it too much?

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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.

http://www.drugs.com/dosage/depakote.html

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