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Valproic acid (depakote) vs lithium?

My husband developped a strong skin reaction to carbamazepine for bipolar. He discontinued it. The doctor wants to put him on valproic acid (depakote), but he ( my husband) is not willing to try a ...

Posted 16 Mar 2015 3 answers

Heart palpitations a side effect of valproic acid (Depakene/Depakine/Depakote)?

Hi, Had to take 250 mg of Depakine (Depakene/depakote) for my mood (subscribed from my housedoctor. Took it 11 days. Quit on monday because of severe side effects (heavy legs, sweating, heart ...

Posted 19 Feb 2015 2 answers

Could Valproic Acid and Pindolol be causing weight gain?

Half a year ago I started getting dizzy, light headed and weak all the time. After a while, I was misdiagnosed with Neurocardiogenic Syncope (aka Dysautonomia). My cardiologist said I had nothing to ...

Posted 7 Jan 2015 1 answer

Can Valproic Acid in a child cause severe anger/aggression?

My child is ADHD, we adopted him prior to him being 1 and he comes from a mother and father with many mental health issues. Mom is diagnosed OCD, ADD, mild retardation and schizophrenia. He is ...

Posted 23 May 2014 4 answers

Bipolar Disorder - I am taking 1500mg Depakote and 150 mg lamictal. Anyone know why my pdoc?

I am taking 1500 mg Depakote and 150 mg lamictal. Does anyone know why my pdoc wouldn't just have me on lamictal? Has anyone transitioned from valproic acid to lamictal? If so what was the ...

Posted 21 Nov 2013 1 answer

Valproic Acid - how is it that valproate helps a child with a learning disability?

recently my nephew had a brain wave test and the doctor suggested we get him started on magnesium-valproate as a long term treatment for the rest of his life. I'm concern because I don't ...

Posted 15 Nov 2013 1 answer

How long it takes b4 my period is come?

i'm taking a medicine it'a valproic acid..and my menstration cycle is always delay last august 2013 i'm only delay 6 days but now september 2013 i'm 2 weeks delay..this is normal ...

Posted 20 Sep 2013 1 answer

I am currently taking Valproic Acid and would like to know if I am able to drink Red Wine?

I suffered a stroke in Feb. 2009 and have been on the medication ever since. I currently am taking 500 mg twice a day. My doctor has just recently told me it is ok to have a glass or two every night ...

Posted 27 Jul 2013 2 answers

What r the differences between valproic acid & valproate?

is valproic acid more effective than valproate?i mean in its absorption and distribution,in its effect as antiepileptic drug.thanks.

Posted 23 Oct 2009 1 answer

Does bloodwork let the doctor know if you are taking medications?

valproic acid medicat.ion, if it will let the doctor know if you are using the medication prescribed

Posted 3 Feb 2013 2 answers

Who I can withdraw valproic acid after 3 years using for treating epilepsy?

a sudden appearance of jaundice , abdominal pain , slight fever and dark urine after 3 years of starting valproate for epilepsy in child 10 years old . is viral hepatitis a possible cause for this, ...

Posted 30 Jan 2013 1 answer

Mild Hair Loss from Valproic acid what does Mild mean? Will hair grow back if stop taking?

.Or is it permanent? Hair concern is balding for Male age 64 My Father was balding by age 35 Late in life my Mother had very thin hair and balding problems after age 60

Posted 21 Jul 2012 1 answer

Valproic Acid - can I change my valproate from Epilim to Orfiril iused epilim for 2 years?

i would like to know the diference between these 2 drugs

Posted 31 Jan 2012 1 answer

I am a long time user of valproic acid for controlling epilepsy but have recently suffered an attack

... of pancreatitus. Could this be related to the long term use?

Posted 21 Sep 2011 1 answer

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