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Is depakote 1000mg too much for a 14 year old?

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itsmetoo2 29 Jan 2010

No, this what I found on the subject.

Children

"Children between 3 and 10 yr of age have a 50% higher Cl than adults. Older than the age of 10 yr, pharmacokinetic parameters in children approximate those of adults"
https://www.drugs.com/ppa/valproic-acid-and-derivatives-sodium-valproate-divalproex-sodium.html

"Depakote sprinkle capsules: 125 mg. Depakote ER tablets: 500 mg. ... and simple and complex absence seizures in children with epilepsy ages 10 and above ... The maximum recommended dose is 1000 mg/day. When using divalproex ER tablets, "...
http://www.medicinenet.com/valproic_acid/article.htm

My opinion now your child is taking 1000mg top of the scale where can your child can go when they are in crisis. To another drug?

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