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Re: I took some depakote Scott 49er

Posted by SLS on August 8, 2009, at 9:51:20

In reply to Re: I took some depakote Scott, posted by 49er on August 8, 2009, at 9:20:58

There are other perspectives regarding the rapid detoxification of benzodiazepines:


Oxcarbazepine in rapid benzodiazepine detoxification.
Croissant B, Grosshans M, Diehl A, Mann K.

Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Teaching Hospital Sigmaringen, University of Tuebingen, Sigmaringen, Germany.

OBJECTIVE: This study aims at evaluating the tolerability and efficacy of the antiepileptic drug oxcarbazepine in benzodiazepine detoxification in ten patients. METHODS: In this case study of an inpatient withdrawal program, each of the ten patients was detoxified using oxcarbazepine and completed withdrawal successfully without the occurrence of withdrawal symptoms. The detoxification program followed an outlined dosage scheme with oxcarbazepine increase and benzodiazepine tapering. RESULTS: The rapidity of benzodiazepine detoxification using oxcarbazepine was remarkable, benzodiazepine withdrawal being completed in as little as 11 days. CONCLUSIONS: The results support the assumption that oxcarbazepine is a valuable drug for inpatient benzodiazepine withdrawal programs.


It is nice for you to care about others.

What would happen if you were to learn that using Tegretol makes it possible to discontinue diazepam within a matter of weeks.

I have been on Depakote several times at dosages that exceeded 1500mg. I never experienced any kind of withdrawal syndrome that required a slow taper. The rate of taper was that which was deemed prudent so as not to produce a seizure. Other than that, no problem. I had an equally uneventful discontinuation of Trileptal.

Where did you find your stories regarding Depakote withdrawal?

- Scott




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