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Depakote

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Other Names: Depakote ER   Divalproex   Epival

Lamotrigine

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Other Names: Lamictal   Lamictal XR
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 69,089 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 19,251 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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 ... Read more on Wikipedia
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... Read more on Wikipedia
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By grimmclan
September 19, 2014
grimmclan wrote
Depakote Sprinkles/Epliepsy
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By denarachel
May 31, 2014
denarachel wrote
Humira affecting depakote levels
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By RAchel
April 25, 2014
RAchel wrote
Lamotigrine Eye Twitch
I had an eye twitch & a naturopath friend suggested magnesium supplements. Two days in and the eye twitch had gone. Google magnesium and depression. Very interesting reading.
Robyn  |  June 7, 2014
I have been experiencing left eye twitching... more like spasming than just twitching, and it's been happening daily since taking Lamotrigine. I am up to 75 mg a month and a half into treatment and take no other meds. Otherwise, no other real major side effects other than a bit of afternoon sleepiness and a slight increase in appetite. It does seem to be starting to stabilize my mood. I suffer from Major Depressive Disorder and Anxiety Disorder and nothing else has worked at all for the depr
Maureen  |  May 29, 2014
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By psydo niche
December 27, 2013
psydo niche wrote
depokote and heroin
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By Roland
November 19, 2013
Roland wrote
Lamictal and Lamictal XR
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By misty
November 18, 2013
misty wrote
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By nj611
August 14, 2013
nj611 wrote
just started depakote- signs of hypoglycemia
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What patients are saying about Depakote + Lamotrigine + Depression

155 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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 ...
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...
And weight gain is a possibility with depakote. I've packed...
...on that. And weight gain is a possibility with depakote. I've packed on 5 ...Another possible option would be lamotrigine. I had no acuity issues but, it didn't help with anger issues whatsoev...
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