Depression/Mental Health Expert Forum
Bipolar/ Tegretol
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support pertaining to mental health issues such as: Anger, Dementia, Depression, Family Problems, Memory Problems, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Schizophrenia, Transitions and Work Problems.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Bipolar/ Tegretol

I am interested in information on Tegretol?  What are the main differences in Tegretol and Depakote.  I take Depakote now.  I have recently started taking Depakote again after trying Lithium.
Related Discussions
242532_tn?1269553979
Both medications were originally used to control seizures. It's generally accepted that Depakote is more effective with bipolar.
2 Comments
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I have taken lithium and depakot and now take tegratol. Tegratol has been a miracle drug for me. Depakot (2000mg) only made me fat and eventually quit working the little it was. Lithium (1200mg) only worked for about a year. Tegratol (600mg) has worked for me for over 4 years. The thing is you have to take it on schedule everyday and keep a close eye on your liver when you have your blood level taken every month. After trying different medications I am completely satisfied with the outcome of Tegratol so far.
Blank
This Forum's Experts
351246_tn?1379685732
Dr. Kokil MathurBlank
Consultant
,
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank