Is divalproex sodium simply a higher dose of clonazepam? They seem to be in the same category: anti-convulsants. If used for bipolar disorder, would they just be affecting the depression side alone?
Divalproex sodium and clonazepam: similarities?
Question posted by mmmousemaid on 16 Feb 2022
Last updated on 20 February 2022
sorry: that should read: "just be affecting the manic side alone".
Technically, clonazepam isn't an anticonvulsant although it's sometimes prescribed to help control seizure activity. It's a benzodiazepine which is a mild sedative.
divalproex sodium is a true anticonvulsive but is also prescribed as a "mood stabilizer" and in my experience worked better for mania than for depression.
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