... else on both?
Can you take Depakote and Lamictal together. If you can what would the dose of each be? Is anyone?
- 23 Mar 2014 by oceanluvr
- 24 March 2014
- depakote, lamictal, bipolar disorder, dosage
Added 24 Mar 2014:
.I was on Divalproex for 2 yrs. What I liked about it was it made me feel relaxed my anxiety and light headedness disappeared I felt normal. What I didn't like was my feet,ankles,legs,hands,face and neck swelled up.
I heard so many good things about Lamictal so I thought i's give it a try. I slowly cut down on the Divalproex and started on the low dose of Lamictal. When I was done taking the Divaplroex and was slowly upping the dose of Lamictal I thought I was losing my mind, was very panicky and was actually thinking about checking myself into the psych ward. My Dr is not good.I live in a small town and Drs are hard to come by. I've been asking my Dr. to send me to a Psychiatrist for the past 3 months with no response.
I´ve been on both @ the same time, but the risks involved outweigh the potential benefits.I only take lamictal now.
Interactions between your selected drugs
lamotrigine ↔ divalproex sodium
Applies to: Lamictal (lamotrigine), Depakote (divalproex sodium)
Before using lamoTRIgine, tell your doctor if you also use divalproex sodium. This combination may cause skin rash, restlessness, seizures, tremors, muscle weakness, and staggering walk. If you take both medications together, tell your doctor if you have any of these symptoms. You may need a dose adjustment or special tests in order to safely take both medications together. Avoid driving until you know how the medications will affect you. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Other drugs that your selected drugs interact with
Depakote (divalproex sodium) interacts with more than 200 other drugs.
Lamictal (lamotrigine) interacts with more than 200 other drugs.
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