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Top 10 Search Results for "Depakote"

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Depakote

Depakote

Is depakene the same thing?my son's neurologist just switches him from Zonegran to Depakene today. I want to know the difference? I asked to switch because the Zonegran was causing negative side effects.

Has Anyone Had Success With Using Medications For Their Child's Aggression/meltdowns? Did It Help With Them Transitioning?

Has Anyone Had Success With Using Medications For Their Child's Aggression/meltdowns? Did It Help With Them Transitioning?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

my son is on .5 mg risperidone and ritalin..my son struggles with transitions. Best to use a picture schedule and keep it with you..have him pull the picture card for the next thing your about to do… read more

posted over 9 years ago

Depakote Has Been A Nightmare To My Family,has Anyone Else Suffered This

Depakote Has Been A Nightmare To My Family,has Anyone Else Suffered This

My son has Absonce Seizures so his doctor first put him on Zerontin well he was having headaches and stomach aches daily as well as losing 2 pounds in 2 months.His doctor switched him to Depakote which has caused very horrible behavior issues so he was switched back to the Zerontin but for the next 3 days he has be on both meds,I'm just hoping that "my" well behaved son returns after the Depakote is out of his system.Has anyone else had experience with your children not listening being violent… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Hello,

My son is currently being weaned off of the Deapakote for his Grand Mal seizures. His behavior did get worse after using the Depakote. We have been down the long road of DAN doctors doing… read more

edited, originally posted almost 8 years ago

Weening Off Depakote Sprinkles

Weening Off Depakote Sprinkles

Anyone familiar with depakote sprinkles? any suggestion on how to start the weening process

Does Anyone Have Any Info- Anecdotal Or Otherwise- On Depakote?

Does Anyone Have Any Info- Anecdotal Or Otherwise- On Depakote?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Yep; studied it while in school, and my oldest daughter takes it regularly. What are your concerns?

posted almost 10 years ago

Is Depakote A Good Medication For And Adult Male With Violent Rage Behaviors?

Is Depakote A Good Medication For And Adult Male With Violent Rage Behaviors?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Our son has been on it and i haven't noticed much of a difference. At school hes been even more aggressive at times. Hes taking 750mg/day and he weighs 160. Hes gained a lot since hes been on it… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Do Any Of Your Kiddos Talk Excessively Loud?

Do Any Of Your Kiddos Talk Excessively Loud?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Sue i do that all the time yes my son talks loud the school has worked on inside out side voice

posted almost 5 years ago

Is Anyone Familiar With Depakote And It's Generic Form?

Is Anyone Familiar With Depakote And It's Generic Form?

Our 7 year old just recently started taking Depakote for aggression, mood disorder and just behaviors in general. I'm wondering if I could briefly speak to other parents etc who's child or children have taken this medicine or who have taken it etc. We're just wanting to know what we need to look for or expect? Thank you.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My daughter is taking Depakote since she was young she's 17 now and now it's affecting her liver so the doctor is trying to stop it cuz of her liver and put her in a new med but the first try was not… read more

posted almost 6 years ago

Does Anyone Have A Child Who Has Both Symptoms Of Autism And Hallucinations (hearing Voices)?

Does Anyone Have A Child Who Has Both Symptoms Of Autism And Hallucinations (hearing Voices)?

My daughter was diagnosed with an ASD at age 3. Now at age 12 she has increasingly talked about her "imaginary friends" who talk to her, applaud when she behaves in certain ways, and otherwise influence her behavior. She understands that they are in her imagination, and she says she is the only one who can see or hear them. She is extremely aggressive, and at times threatens her "friends" because they upset her. I think they are increasing her anxiety and ability to control her behavior… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

How are you @A MyAutismTeam Member ? How is your daughter?

edited, originally posted about 9 years ago

Tips: Blood Work

Tips: Blood Work

So I'm taking Levi to have his blood drawn tomorrow for genetic testing, and I'm dreading it. Any tips? I don't want to traumatize him having to hold him down :(

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

He had the genetic testing testing as well he was negative and he was also tested for OCD that's tested by blood which was negative

posted over 5 years ago