Suggest alternative of Depakote
Also,since i have been taking these meds for long when i miss out one day i feel sick.SO COnsidering all thes factore change the meds.
Oxcarbazepine and levetiracetam are good options
Hi Ms XXXXXXX
Thank you for posting your query.
I have noted your symptoms, diagnosis and current medications.
I agree with you that depakote is associated with side effects such as weight gain, hair loss and shivering of hands. Liver damage can also occur in a few cases.
In your case, the good alternative drugs are oxcarbazepine and levetiracetam. You can taper off depakote and start one of these two medications.
I hope my reply has helped you.
I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information.
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