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Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Brenda M. Porter, Community Member, asks

Q: How long does it take for Depakote to work?

how long does it take for depakote to work?

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Eileen Bailey, Health Guide
3/24/09 2:02pm

Brenda

 

Thank you for your question and welcome to ADHDCentral.com.

 

Although I could not find information specific to Depakote, other mood stabilizers and antidepressants indicate that some people can feel positive effects from medication after 1-2 weeks but the full effect of the medication may take up to 4 weeks. I am not sure if this is the same for depakote.

 

I would suggest asking your doctor or your pharmacist for more specific information.

 

Eileen

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Mykidsmother, Community Member
3/24/09 8:00pm

For depakote to work? Depakote is used for seizure disorders and is usually titrated up I believe. I am not a physician but have medical training. It comes in long acting and short acting forms. ( Depakote ER and Depakote) so your question is confusing. What is it supposed to be doing?

 

This is a question best asked to your physician. I have never heard of Depakote for ADD but that doesn't mean it's not used.

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