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Posted by sailpappy ( on March 03, 2000 at 22:38:00:

In Reply to: Hey John, here is a web site. posted by NickD on March 03, 2000 at 21:23:59:

I have advanced Hep C and the precautions say

Hepatic failure resulting in fatalities has occurred in patients receiving valproic acid and its derivatives. Hepatotoxicity may be preceded by nonspecific symptoms such as malaise, weakness, lethargy, facial edema, anorexia, and vomiting. Patients should be monitored closely for the appearance of such symptoms. Liver function tests should be performed prior to therapy and at frequent intervals thereafter, especially during the first 6 months. DEPAKOTE should not be administered to patients with hepatic disease or significant hepatic dysfunction.

Now I'm not a Doctor but I think this means I shouldn't be taking this med at all! Sailpappy

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