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Valproate&anxiety

Karstarassi

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Can i take my 500mg valproate pill now? That dose is meant for morning. Its 2:00AM here. I have bad anxiety right now so im thinking about taking that valproate pill.
 

AlphaMethylPhenyl

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Xanax and Depakote are both GABAergic, but otherwise are different. Xanax is an anxiety medication, and Depakote is a mood-stabilizer (mostly for mania).
 

d1nach

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Valproic acid has a narrow theraputic/toxic window thats why you need blood work. Therefore, taking more than prescribed i doubt would be effective and possibly harmful. If you need more of a dose if ask your doctor they can up it and do blood work till you reach the right level without side effects.
 
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