Drug interactions are reported among people who take Dilantin and Depakote together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Dilantin and Depakote. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,517 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Dilantin has active ingredients of phenytoin. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Dilantin 5,119 users)
Depakote has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Depakote 39,039 users)
On Sep, 25, 2016
1,517 people who take Dilantin, Depakote are studied.
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Hi, I had my first seizure in 2010, another in 2012 and the last one this past February. I am on 100mg Dilantin 3X a day since then and have recently experienced ED, maybe 2 months ago. I am very frustrated by this and looked into Viagra but then found info on the Internet saying some people in my situation have seizures when taking Viagra. I can't afford another seizure, I just got my driver's license back and don't want to lose it again. Has anyone here had any experience with Viagra. Of course, I will be asking my neurologist, but I saw this site and thought I would ask. Thanks for any feedback you can provide.
Hi! I'm new to the group and glad to find people who are dealing with bipolar. I have been on dep for awhile but just started gettting hand tremors. And my hair is falling out!!! Is that going to stop? Is it permanent? I emailed my doc and he told me to stop taking dep and we would discuss it st the next appointment. But that's not for 3 months! I have several bad episodes this year and can't afford to deal with that again after finally getting more stable. Ugh. Side effects suck! Thoughts?!
On eHealthMe, Dilantin (phenytoin) is often used to treat convulsion. Depakote (divalproex sodium) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for and how effective they are.
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