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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What are the long term side effects of Divalproex?

Hi Doctor Rynne, :) I ve been taking Divalproex for ~ 15 years (1250 MG / night)...I am wondering about the long-term affects of usage...I had a Rt temporal lobectomy 15 yrs ago and continue to take the drug...can you tell me what the affects are (besides wt gain, heartburn) Thank you
Mon, 3 Sep 2018
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Hi,

If you are taking it for so many years liver damage must be ruled out by the investigations: SGPT, SGOT, ALT, S. Protein and S. billirubin levels. Other side effects can be alopecia or curling of hair.

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