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Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and physical well-b...
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Depakote
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Lamotrigine
Other name: Depakote ER (Depakote ER)
Other name: Lamictal (Lamictal)
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Valproic acid (VPA) is a chemical compound that has found clinical use as an anticonvulsant and mood stabilizer medication, primarily in the treatment of epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and, less commonly, major depressive disorder. It is also used to ...
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Lamotrigine, marketed in the US as Lamictal by GlaxoSmithKline, is an anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It is also used as an adjunct in treating depression, though this is considered off-label usage. Fo...
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Valproic acid (VPA) is a chemical compound that has found clinical use as an anticonvulsant and mood stabilizer medication, primarily in the treatment of epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and, less commonly, major depressive disorder. It is also used to ...
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Lamotrigine, marketed in the US as Lamictal by GlaxoSmithKline, is an anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It is also used as an adjunct in treating depression, though this is considered off-label usage. Fo...
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I too have taken Depakote in the past and I gained a...
" Lamotrigine has been wonderful for me Zoezie. It's a really ...rapid cycling and my depression. I'm so sorry you're having problems. I too have taken Depakote in the past and I gained a ton of... "

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It's had such a great effect on my mood, but the weight gain...
" ...:( Depakote :( It's had such a great effect on my mood, but the weight gain is horrible, I ...I've taken my lamotrigine as normal. I'm generally ...go manic or depressed, but I hate... "

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is depression. I switched from Depakote to Lamotrigine and...
" Lamotrigine (lamictal) is the mood stabilizer ...your main concern is depression. I switched from Depakote to Lamotrigine and I lost 20 ...month. I've had no side effects from lamotrigine. At... "

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advice. I started with depakote, and it helped at first....
" ...the advice. I started with depakote, and it helped at first. After about 2 months I started feeling depressed again and... "

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to stop. Depakote works really well for me now, but I kinda...
" ...and felt great, except that I developed the dreaded allergy and had to stop. Depakote works really well for me now,... "

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so I am alergic to it and back in 1998 I was on Depakote...
" ...two others which disagreed with my body I was on Lamotrigine and broke out in a rash so I am alergic to it and back in 1998 I was on Depakote it was a big pink pill I remember it... "

weight when put on another mood stabilizer, Depakote, and...
" ...did gain weight when put on another mood stabilizer, Depakote, and ...I have had virtually no side effects from taking the lamotrigine.... "

non-SJS rash on lamotrigine literally overnight....
" ...weeks on my starting dose. Contacted my docs immediately and went off the med at their instruction. The rash went away after a few days of stopping the med. I was then stared on my current ... "

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psychiatrist. Depakote caused severe constipation and I...
" ...to assass effectiveness and review results with your psychiatrist. Depakote caused severe constipation and I had to discontinue that frog. Lamotrigine is working for me but also has caused me I... "

weight that I gained with taking Depakote and the others...
" I am currently on Lamictal (well, recently switched to generic lamotrigine). I've had good luck with that and I lost all the weight that I gained with taking Depakote and the others that I... "

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