I take 2 - 250mg pills of Depakote twice each morning and night (for Borderline Personality Disorder), and was horrified when I realized I somehow did not pack enough medication for my trip. I am literally in the middle of nowhere- over 3 hours to the closest pharmacy- and I still have 4 days left on my trip, but only enough Depakote for 1. I experience very severe symptoms after missing only a few doses so the thought of missing 6 is pretty scary. Would it better to cut the pills and lower my dosage until I get home so that at least it stays in my system the whole time? Or better to take the full dosage and just deal with the symptoms as they come? Any responses would be appreciated ASAP. Thanks so much!
Better to cut my Depakote pills in half if I don't have enough? Or go a couple days without them?
- 24 Dec 2017 by anonimu33
- 23 December 2017
- depakote, mania, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, borderline personality disorder, medication, disorder, pill
Are they extended release? If not, I’d cut them in half. If it is extended release, I’d just take them whole and run out. Sorry this happened! Wish you the best
anonimu33; You have said how you do when you don't take your medication, And with Depakote, you are not really supposed to cut them because of the special coating. So the best you could do is you say 2 tabs twice daily you should take 1 twice daily and should not have much problems at least you are getting more day in your system then fill it as soon as you get home and get the right dose when you get home. your right you have to be very careful when you are going away that you count them out right. This should work better than what you were thinking because you would be getting down to low.
- Depakote Information for Consumers
- Depakote Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Depakote (detailed)
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