Will depokate make you feel sleepy, worn out? My husband started taking this med a week ago tomorrow.. 500 mg in the am and 500 mg at nite.. I find him very drowsy, sleepy all the time... And, how long will this medicine take for him to feel better.. Thanks ...
No, it shouldnt do that to u. He is on too high of a dose. Thats why its making him sleep like that. His doctor needs to lower his dose and he will feel better and he wont be sleeping so much. It made my situation and feelings so much better and it works very well but u just have to be on the right doseage.
Hi, the dose your husband has been started on is a bit higher than recommended as a starting dose, but it does also depend on the patients weight. Usually 750mg split in to 2 doses. I have added a link for you to check this out... https://www.drugs.com/dosage/depakote.html
No sleepiness is not a common side effect, but depression will cause someone to want to sleep more than usual. You should notice the medication taking effect pretty quickly. Your husband should be in close contact with his doctor during the induction period of Depakote, as the dosage needs to be altered as quickly as possible to find the right level for him as an individual.
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