Is Depakote The Same As Neurontin?

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Is depakote similar to neurontin? Can an individual just abruptly stop taking this mood stabilizer because they feel they don't need it without replacing it with something else? Does this cause weight gain?

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Verwon Says:

They both treat the same types of conditions and no, you shouldn't stop either one abruptly, because it could create the risk of seizures.

Stopping one doesn't usually cause weight gain, but it can be a side effect of taking them. Other side effects may include nausea, mood swings and dry mouth.

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Gail Says:
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Just needing to know if Depakote and Neurontin work basically the same? I realize neither should be stopped abruptly. But, my question is, do they both work in the same ways?

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Shirley Says:
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These are two different compounds that work in two entirely different ways. Neurontin works on nerve pain for a variety of different diseases. Depakote was given to me for migraine and cluster headaches. Both work somewhat on depression. Look them up on the Internet for complete details. What I have found over the past 20 years is that medication is very often prescribed off label and used in combination with other drugs to help with various diseases that traditional medications don't help. I never take any medication without throughly researching it completely with side effects and drug interactions fully understood. If you see different doctors please be honest with them and tell them every drug you take even otc as well as vitamins and minerals. In this day and age everyone must become an educated consumer. It's all out there on the Internet and easy to find. Best of luck.

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Steve Says:

I have taken both medications as mood stabilizers for bipolar 1. Their original uses were for seizure control.

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steve Says:

Cause mood swings?? I took them to control mood swings....

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Rooster Says:
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Jenny Says:
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Do Depakote and Neurontin work in the same way and do they have similar effects on the body?

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