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Suffering with anxiety. Took zosert 100, nexito 10. Suggested dicorate ER 250. Should i continue the medicine?

Hai, I am suffering very anxiety and always alwaws always violent anger towards my wife because she is not in good terms with my parents. I was with zosert 100, nexito 10, quatipin 50. Now I went to appolo hospital to consult specialist pyscrtist. He as suggested Dicorate ER 250 for me. I understant that medicine is given for epilisy patients. Please help me . should I take that medicine or not. I am also very afraid that , if I take that I may get epilispy. Please help me if you have a better medicine
Asked On : Fri, 25 May 2012
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Hi and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your question...

Dicorate (Divalproate sodium) is both an anti-epileptic AND a mood stabilizer medication. In Psychiatry, Dicorate is a well known, scientifically proven, FDA-approved and also commonly used mood stabilizer. So, there is no need to worry that you have been prescribed the wrong medication. Also, taking anti-epileptic medication does not cause or increase the risk of getting seizures / epilepsy.

You have not mentioned what psychiatric diagnosis was made after the assessment. You seem to be on a combination of psychiatric medication - Zosert and Nexito are anti-depressants and Quetipin is an antipsychotic. I am not clear whether the psychiatrist whom you have consulted has suggested Dicorate to be take alone or in addition to the previous medication. From your brief description you seem to be suffering from mood fluctuations and violent outbursts and that may be the reason why the doctor has decided to start you on a mood stabilizer.

Please follow the advise of the psychiatrist who has recently assessed you and discuss with him about your management plan. It is also important to be on regular medication and go for periodic reviews.

Wish you all the best.

- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Tue, 3 Jul 2012
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