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Posted 16 Mar 2015 by • 3 answers
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 third medication and would rather return to lithium that gave him unconfortable feelings. Which one is ...
Posted 4 Jun 2016 by • 2 answers
My husband s lithium was a little too high so the doctor switched him to depakote( valproic acid) 250 mg day and night, just a few days ago. On top of that he was on olanzapine 5 mg for one week and now it s been increased to 10 mg 2 days ago . Today he is so sleepy that can t do anything. He just ...
Posted 20 Jul 2016 by • 1 answer
Posted 14 Jun 2016 by • 1 answer
My husband has been on 500 mg of valproic acid and 10 mg of olanzapine for 2 weeks now. I haven t seen much change. The doctor told me I should have seen it already and told me to increase the dose to 750 mg . Does anybody know the right combination dose dor these two meds?
Posted 23 Oct 2009 by • 1 answer
is valproic acid more effective than valproate?i mean in its absorption and distribution,in its effect as antiepileptic drug.thanks.
Posted 19 Feb 2015 by • 2 answers
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 palpitations, etcetera). It's funny that the heart palpitations are not mentioned in the leaflet over ...
Posted 7 Jan 2015 by • 1 answer
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 worry about, but I insisted that I wasn't faking the symptoms, so he put me on Pindolol, 5 mg ...
Posted 23 May 2014 by • 4 answers
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 slightly developmentally delayed and showed obvious signs of ADHD at around 4 years old but is an overall ...
Posted 21 Nov 2013 by • 1 answer
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 effect?
Posted 15 Nov 2013 by • 1 answer
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 want my child to have to depend on a medication and then in case of stopping med I'm concern ...
Posted 20 Sep 2013 by • 1 answer
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 for me because i'm taking a medicine? i'm taking medicine 1 a day every morning after ...
Posted 27 Jul 2013 by • 2 answers
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 but want a second opinion.
Posted 3 Feb 2013 by • 2 answers
valproic acid medicat.ion, if it will let the doctor know if you are using the medication prescribed
Posted 30 Jan 2013 by • 1 answer
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, (serological test show negative hepatitis A , but i am not sure for the quality)
Posted 21 Jul 2012 by • 1 answer
.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
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