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Posted on Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Question: They just upped my 92 y/o mothers ( she has dementia ) depakote from 125 mg. BID to 500 mg. BID, is this a safe dosage for her? She weights about 140 lbs and is 5' 2" tall. YYYY@YYYY
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It is safe!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

The maximum dose of depakote daily is 60mg/kg. This means your mom can received as much as 3800mg per day and would still be safe. 500mg is a lot safe.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me if need be.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (43 minutes later)
Thank you!
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You are welcome!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you so much for your kind words. I wish you well and feel to keep me updated.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest Treatment For Dementia

Brief Answer: It is safe! Detailed Answer: Hi, The maximum dose of depakote daily is 60mg/kg. This means your mom can received as much as 3800mg per day and would still be safe. 500mg is a lot safe. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me if need be.