I agree with others, somehow the drs. have dx adhd, but depakote is also for Bipolar disorder, they do prescribe Ritalin with lithium also, it would depend on how long your child has been on these med's and is it helping? depakote can upset your stomach, lithium will make you very tired if you are not bipolar. it may be they are trying to figure out what is wrong. I would just try the depakote alone or the risperdal alone and see if any results. Does the Adderall work, usually they rx Klonopin with adderall or Ritalin if you get too nervous, not all adhd people have psychotic episodes, if you feel uncomfortable with all these med's go to a different doctor a specalist. I do not trust all these drugs they are giving out anymore.ANSWERUNFORTUNATELY, kids are being given strong medication at a younger and youngerage these days. Somewhere along the line, a physician diagnosed the child withADD/ADHD (attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)and was prescribed Adderall, a stimulant. In children, stimulants are known tohave the opposite effect than an adult. So, theoretically, the stimulant slowsdown a child, and helps them concentrate and 'stay on task'. As for the other two drugs, the child was, at some point, diagnosed with a behavior disorder ie..aggressiveness towards others, self-abuse, inappropriate bursts of anger, or insome way a danger to him/herself and others around them. Risperdal is in a class of drugs called 'anti psychotics'. It is also prescribed for schizophrenia. Depakote or Depakene is primarily used to treat epilepsy, but isalso frequently used for behavior disorders and/or acute manic depression.This 12 year old is on a strong cocktail of meds, and if it were up to me, I would have the child re-evaluated, and find out exactly why and how much medication they actually need, and also try and find out the root cause of thebehavior problems. A good neurologist would be a good place to start and alsoa physician who has experience with adolescent behavior disorders. Behaviormodification techniques, when applied appropriately, could possibly help asmuch or more than medication. Hope This Helps.<
TIPS: Read all your labels. Treat your child like they were a diabetic and get diabetic jams, keep them away from candy, pop, sweetened juice (stick with acidic juices low in sugar and if very young these acidic juices can be watered down.) Remember, there are so many hidden sugars in many things we eat so really read those labels then jot down the brand name you choose and your next shopping trip will be easier. Most children really don't care for veggies so make cheese sauces (kids generally love cheese) or make funny faces out of the vegetables (anything to get them to eat it.) Be careful with fruits too. Many parents give their children bananas and they are great for potasium, but high in sugar so give them a very small one once or twice a week. Grapes are also high in sugar. It wouldn't hurt your whole family to go on this type of diet (no sugar). The average person in the U.S. and Canada eats 15 - 18 lbs. of sugar a year!!! The next time you are in the grocery store check out how much sugar that is in a given year! After my girlfriend took sugars away from her son he was like a different child. He became calm, was smiling instead of crying and having fits of temper and his grades went up and he got along well with other children. He is now 25 years old and he has told me if he falls off the wagon and has 2 Pepsi's instead of one he gets moody, argumentative, and just plain miserable and he goes right back on his no sugar diet.
See another specialist (DO NOT TAKE YOUR CHILD OFF THE MEDICATIONS THEY ARE ON, ON YOUR OWN!) Discuss it with your doctor and he will work with you. Be firm about taking your child off the meds and trying the no sugar diet. If you don't feel there is an improvement in 2 months then go back to the specialist and back on the meds.
Good luck!ONE MORE THOUGHTIn regards to the first poster, the above poster is correct. NEVER take a child(or anyone else) off medication without supervision of a physician. Changing and or reducing medication must be done slowly, in incriments, under a doctorscare. If you feel strongly about taking a child off of meds, be insistant andremember, it is YOUR child. Changing medicton or eliminating medication canhave serious effects if not done correctly. On another note, a syndicatedcolumn written by a physician, claims a very high success rate with his diet,which he calls "NO SUGAR - NO FLOUR". For overweight children and adults,anecdotal comments from his readers claim a high rate of success for losing weight, and this I'm sure will help with the "no sugar" idea from an aboveposter advocating eliminating sugar from a child's diet, to improve behavior.................BEST WISHES FOR A NEW YEAR...........<<
It amazes me that if a "boy is to be a boy and a little over-active" some parents find this discouraging and a drain on their energy and it wasn't so long ago that some mothers would actually sedate their children! It's sad because the children look up to us for the decision making and it's time for this mom to forget about what she is doing and start paying attention to her child and trying other sources (such as the no sugar diet) for her son. Have that talk with her. Start out by saying "I just noticed your sons behavior has changed ........" You have every right to say something since you are looking after him.
yes it can
Can you take depokote risperdal and topomax together for bipolar disorder
Depakote is an anticonvulsant that is prescribed to treat conditions that cause seizures (such as epilepsy).
My sister was on it years ago. Depakote is prescribed to control seziures.
Yes, my daughter has been on Strattera, Wellbutrin and Depakote for about a year and a half.
the amount your doctor prescribed.
Depakote was approved as a mood stabilizer medication in 1995 Previously it was prescribed only as an epilepsy medication
abilify ,clozaril, depakote, geodon ,lamictal, lithium, risperdal, seroquel ,trileptal ,wellbutrin XL ,and zyprexa
Depakote, Risperdal and lithium carbonate are medicines that work directly on brain activity. The sudden cessation of many drugs that work on brain activity can cause seizures and withdrawal and may be potentially fatal. Prescription medicine should not be changed without consulting a physician familiar with your personal history.
I sure hope so cuz I take Depakote ER for seizures and my doc just prescribed me celexa.
Lithium, Depakote and carbamazepine along with many others.
On average it takes about 48 hours for the prescription drug Depakote leave the system. The drug is often prescribed to treat seizures.
Depakote is used to treat seizure disorders, psychiatric conditions, and migraine headaches. The psychiatric conditions that are treated include manic depression and bipolar disorders.
Yes, Depakote can be used to treat depression and other mood disorders. It is also prescribed to some people to treat seizures and migraine headaches.
seroquel XR, lithium, zoloft, xanax, risperdal, klonopin... depakote is one more that can be used. it is also used as a drug in epilepsy
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No. Depakote is an anti-convulsant, most often used in cases of epilepsy. It is also used, off label, for bipolar disorder and is sometimes prescribed for nervous system disorders.
Don't ever stop taking any prescribed medication without talking with your doctor first; Depakote, especially, must be weaned off slowly and not all at once.
There are no documented problems with ADDERALL and DEPAKOTE so far. HOWEVER, you should check with your doctor before you take the following with Adderall: Benadryl and Chlor-Trimeton; MAO inhibitors; Fruit juices and xtra vitamin C; Procardia and other high blood pressure meds; Lithium;; Major tranquilizers-- Haldol,,Thorazine,, (psychotropic meds); Demerol-- (narcotic pain med); Dilantin, Phenobarbitol; Tofranil;. Adderall XR (indicates TIME RELEASE) don't crush, chew, or cut in half. In a totally different class of meds you have Depakote. The biggest worry about Depakote is LIVER FUNCTIONS. Regular blood tests are needed. Depakote and Adderall XR are both good medications. You should talk with your prescribing doctor if you have worries about them. You should not drink citrus juice when you take your dose of Adderall in the morning. It slows the way your body metabolizes the med. Foods and drugs that make your stomach/intestinal tract acidic may decrease absorption of Adderall. A partial listing of these items includes: fruit juices, reserpine, sodium acid phosphate, vitamin C, guanethidine. Drugs that make your stomach/intestinal tract basic (alkaline) may increase absorption of Adderall. A partial listing of these include: sodium bicarbonate, acetazolamide. You should talk with your pharamcist, or doctor if you have concerns about your meds.
Yes you can! i have been prescribed both Depakote and Valium and Depakote and Klonopin! They are used by my psychiatrist to treat my bi-polar disorder! Although I find that the Benzos are much more effective than the Depakote is, I have never had any reaction to taking both at the same time. As a matter of fact I usually take both medications in unison.
NO! Even though Topamax and Depakote are used to treat a lot of the same things, Depakote can cause interactions with Topamax. If your doctor prescribed both prescriptions to you, I would call a Walgreen's or CVS and ask a pharmacist. They usually have one specifically to answer questions about medications. But even the website for the makers of depakote and topamax said they shouldn't be taken together.
If that is how they are prescribed. However if the prescription says to take one at a time, it isn't.
My grandaughter is taking Deoakote for Bipolar and we found out that she is buying vicodin illegally & taking 2-3 aday along w/ her prescribed Depakote. This can't be good!!! Need info to help her.