I have a pt that has a seizure disorder and are on multiple anticonvulsants, one of which is Depakote. Well, Depakote has caused the pt to have high ammonia level. The mom want to taper it faster but MDs are saying this will cause more seizures. Drug guides are not helping. Can somebody explain this to me more? thanks
I am myself on Depakote. Do NOT taper it faster than the medical officer allows. As a teenager I used to try it myself, and ended up having my usual tonic clonic seizure as a result. Obviously your friend is concerned about the blood levels, but truly, it is not worth the risk...
I was on 1g bd until about four years ago as monotherapy. Then I was tapered off with my doctors observation, and I am now on depakote and lamotrigine (which is an unusual combination, and one has to be cautious with this) It took a long time, and I had no seizures as a result.
So please, tell this person to listen to them...
Last edit by nyapa on Jan 31, '08