Depakote ER side effects?
My boyfriend has seizures and so he has been on this medicine called depakote ER. Each pill has 500mg and he takes them twice a day. He also has a brain aneurysm. It started about a month ago where he has trouble speaking occasionally. He says that he knows what he wants to say but he cannot say it. Also, just...
Asked by Natosha Homrighaus 3 months ago.
My boyfriend has seizures and so he has been on this medicine called depakote ER. Each pill has 500mg and he takes them twice a day. He also has a brain aneurysm. It started about a month ago where he has trouble speaking occasionally. He says that he knows what he wants to say but he cannot say it. Also, just recently I will be sitting with him and all of a sudden he will just stare off and he will not come out of it until I touch him or shake him. When I ask him about it he says he does not remember doing any of that. Both of these things are beginning to happen more and more frequently and he refuses to go to his doctor. Are these side effects from the pills that he is taking or could it be from his brain aneurysm? Please help - any information would be great. Thank you. Answered by Genia Joshlin 3 months ago.
Most people who take Depakote ER don't have too much trouble with side effects. That's one of the reasons it's used so much. The most common complaints (usually not too severe) are: tiredness (sometimes with slower thinking) dizziness upset stomach vomiting tremor (shaking of the hands or other parts of the body) hair loss weight gain changes in behavior (depression in adults, irritability in children) If you notice any of these problems, call the doctor. Sometimes the doctor can help by changing the amount of Depakote ER prescribed. No one should stop taking Depakote ER or change the amount they take without their doctor's guidance. Stomach upset from Depakote ER may be less of a problem if the pills are taken on a full stomach. Stomach upset is more likely when another seizure medicine with similar side effects (for example, Tegretol) is also being used. Tremor (shaking of the hands or other body parts) tends to be worse when the level of Depakote ER in the blood is highest, 7 to 14 hours after the pills are taken. Anxiety or caffeine also may make it worse. Tremor may be less of a problem with Depakote ER than with regular Depakote, since the highest level of medicine in the blood usually is not quite as high. Weight gain affects 30% to 50% of people who take Depakote ER. It is more common in adult women but can affect anyone. The average gain for adults is 15 pounds. Exercise and a reduced-calorie diet can be very helpful. It's uncertain whether weight gain is greater when higher doses of Depakote ER are taken. Hair loss occurs in 5% to 10% of people who take Depakote ER. The hair almost always grows back after the Depakote ER is stopped, but it often has a different texture. (For example, it may grow in curly instead of straight.) People who have just started taking Depakote ER (or who have just started taking a larger amount) should be careful during activities that might be dangerous, until they know whether they are having any side effects. Allergic reactions Allergic reactions such as rashes are less common with Depakote ER than with most other seizure medicines. Even so, you should report any rash to the doctor or nurse right away, especially if treatment has just begun. It's rare for the rash to be serious, but don't ignore it. It's often necessary to switch to a different seizure medicine. A very small number of people who take Depakote ER develop life-threatening disorders. Long-term side effects Some people who have taken Depakote ER or other valproate medicines (such as Depakote) for many years have experienced bone loss and a few other disorders. Taking both calcium and vitamin D may help to prevent this kind of problem. Many doctors recommend a bone density test to identify which people need treatment for bone loss Answered by Holly Dasinger 3 months ago.
A lot of those side effects go away. Answered by Christel Krage 3 months ago.
so weight gain is fairly common then? ... wow ok thank you for that info!!
Asked by Tabetha Hostettler 3 months ago.
I have been diagnosed with Manic depression and Borderline personality disorder. My doctor has given me Depakote ER to take, and I am just wondering what the side effects are to be expected? I have researched it, and found that one of the side effects can be throwing up. I have a horrible phobia of this so I'm just curious as to if there is a big possibility of this occuring? Also, is it better to take this in the morning or at night? Thanks so much Answered by Latonya Armentrout 3 months ago.
Depakote er or Depakine is similar to what I am using now. There are some side effects in the beginning, but usually they disappear pretty quick. The most trouble I had with shaking hands. Be prepared to have this for at least 3 till 4 weeks or even longer. Once your body is getting used to the Depakote this will disappear. Don't worry, your body must adapt to the dosis and sometimes they will raise or lower the doses. Other side effect is that you can temporary loose more hair. Mostly it comes back. You can also like more or less food. Do not eat the socalled junkfood, but take good care of yourself. HEALTHY food is a must. And let some one control your intake. It is always the best to take them immediatelyu after the meals, morning and evening or even morning afternoon and evening, depending on the dosis. My dosis is 1250 mg, in tablets of 500 mg. I take 1 in the morning, a half in de afternoon and 1 in the evening, during or right after the meals, to avoid problems with the stomach. By the way, DON'T use it when you have had problems with your liver or stomach before and have your blood checked now and then. If you use much Depakote ( the natriumvalproate is the actual thing working, so Depakine is the same) you must take care to get pregnant, the man must be careful too. The change that your baby is handicapped is greater. First ask your doctor. You can also visit my website: jacob.soet.tripod.com. I will publish facts about borderline there soon and you will find also information about stress. By the way, I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses, but that is not limiting my information for you. Just take what you like from my site. I hope that you will have benefit from my answer. Having borderline is very difficult, both for you and the people around you. Never give up trusting good friends!!! Use the depakote with a glass of water, neither warm neither cold. Its after some experience easy to swallow, I have seldom problems with it. They are covered with a jelly that makes it easy to swallow them. NEVER chew it, it must be consumed as a whole!!!! SUCCESSS!!!!!! Jacob. Answered by Farrah Scheel 3 months ago.
*Any* doctor should be able to tell you how to taper off. Also, depression *are* mental disorders. I do not by any means suggest going off any medication without close supervision by your doctor. If a medication works, weigh the benefits and detriments very carefully. However, it seems like you have already decided that the side effects are unbearable. I used to be on depakote ER (for bipolar disorder), and it seemed to work well for me and I didn't notice any side effects but weight gain. Thing is, I started taking it when I was about thirteen, and until it quit working for me at 25, I literally had zero comprehension of what a sex drive even was. To me, the sudden appearance of libido was worth the two years and counting of complete instability, an out of control mania and a deep depression. Just thought I should mention it, as I consider this one to be more trouble than it's worth, despite the fact that it actually worked. Sounds to me like you need a new doctor. If s/he is too stupid to know that depression and ocd are disorders and won't give you any advice about the proper way to change medication, it sounds like they have Ramen for brains. Good luck. Answered by Leon Pechart 3 months ago.
I work in a mental health psychiatric hospital in the childrens area. I administer DEPAKOTE to several kids (ages 12-18) everyday. Although I don't know your age I can tell you that I have not experienced ever in 7 years of working where I work anyone throwing up as a result of taking this medication. What I have noticed is some people get get food cravings and do not feel full even after a full meal. Some people get tired after taking this medication but both of the symptoms I described subside with time. A down side to this medication is that it may slow your metabolism and cause weight gain. We have switched from DEPAKOTE to ABILIFY as weight te side effects are less with ABILIFY and there is no weight gain. Hope this helps. good luck! Answered by Deetta Cascone 3 months ago.
I've taken Depakote ER for about six months. I gained about 50lbs and a lot of my hair fell out. Those side effects stopped after a while and I've lost a little of the weight and my hair grew back in thick (course I had really thick hair to begin with). Nausea is common, but I never threw up from it. But if you feel nausea and freak out about it, you'll probably puke. I found it most tolerable to take it at night. When i got up to 2000mg, though, I took 1500mg at night and 500mg at lunch. It's mostly a matter of preference, but I'd say start off at night. Answered by Shana Oshea 3 months ago.
My daughter went on it for one month and gained 21 pounds. She took herself off of it. The weight gain was worse than the benefits of the drug. She has BPD and Bi-Polar. She also suffers from depression and anxiety. She showed no signs of improvement on the medication and no adverse effects since going off of it. Answered by Flor Berish 3 months ago.
Depakote ER (divalproex )?????
what Depakote 500mg are for?
Asked by Timothy Pafel 3 months ago.
Depakote was originally created as an anti-seizure drug until it was found to have mood stabilizing properties. Now it is often used as a front line treatment for Bipolar I disorder, in order to fight off manic symptoms. Be warned, this is a very serious drug, and one that I would not consider taking lightly. There are a number of severe possible side affects, many of which I have seen first hand. I would not recommend it at this dosage levels for an individual who does not suffer from numerous nights with little to no need for sleep, visual or auditory hallucinations, or feelings of invincibility leading to excessive spending or risk-taking. To me, this is a bit of a last resort. I have included in this post a source on depakote. Jason Hine MA, RC Therapist in Mountlake Terrace, Washington www.TerraceCounseling.com Answered by Tosha Schoneck 3 months ago.
Divalproex and Depakote are exactly the same thing. As for the extended release I don't know. Call your doc and see if they have Divalproex in extended release forms. If this is to control seizures you need to do this as soon as possible. Answered by Lucilla Welcome 3 months ago.
Bipolar people taking Depakote ER?
Toots, thanks for the list, I was just asking to see what others were taking. I am a parent of a Manic Bipolar. She takes a very high dose of Depakote Er and other meds. Trial & errors seems to be a way of life with her meds...
Asked by Harriette Boesenberg 3 months ago.
When I took Depakote (1000mg), I was also on Navane (thiothixene), an early antipsychotic. (Depakote is usually the first-line mood stabilizer for those of us who have Bipolar 1, particularly rapid cyclers. Lithium is often used for Bipolar 2 or patients who aren't rapid cyclers.) I've never been on it. Later, Zoloft, Paxil, and Celexa were tried, since I needed an antidepressant. After about 8 years on that regimen, I developed side-effects (myoclonus in my hands and feet), so I was switched to Lamictal for the mood stabilizer and Seroquel as the antipsychotic. I was switched to Lexapro as the antidepressant; I take either Wellbutrin or Effexor when it gets darker in the fall, along with the Lexapro.. Arriving at the right combination can be a little tricky, since those of us who have bipolar illness experience the "poop out effect" of antidepressants. When changing to another, the psychiatrist has to consider all the other meds and may have to monkey with dosages. Answered by Christoper Delafontaine 3 months ago.
All i be responsive to is that I even have been enormously lots mandated to proceed to exist lithium for something of eternity. i do no longer do great jointly as on it, yet I do a hell of so lots greater useful ON it than OFF it. Depakote has on no account been suggested. besides... lithium has achieved properly for me, in spite of the very indisputable fact that the decrease the dose the greater manic-y i'm, and the better the dose the greater numb i've got faith. Answered by Colin Lindler 3 months ago.
Looking for people who have ever tooken depakote er or celexa ?
I have been taking depakote er 500 mg for about a week then the doc put me on 1000 mg after that week was up I am also on 20 mg of celexa but ever since i started taking 1000 mg i feel really sleepy and tired all the time i have talked to the doctor and he says it is normal to feel this way Has anyone ever felt...
Asked by Gail Yellock 3 months ago.
I have been taking depakote er 500 mg for about a week then the doc put me on 1000 mg after that week was up I am also on 20 mg of celexa but ever since i started taking 1000 mg i feel really sleepy and tired all the time i have talked to the doctor and he says it is normal to feel this way Has anyone ever felt this way when on this med Answered by Kenneth Gaietto 3 months ago.
I also take depakote ER 500mgs, twice a day. I take a small dose(10mgs. of celexa as well). The Depakote did make me sleepy at first, for around 3-4 days. But, after that it has been fine. I have been on it for 3 months and i like it sooo much better then my old meds which were seroquel and abilify(both worked but caused uncontrolled muscle movements after a while) Also, I experience very little lose of ability to feel emotion on Depakote. May i please ask you for what condition you are taking this combo of meds. For me it is DID. I also take 1/2mg of clonazapam twice daily as well. Thanks. You need to have liver function tests done from time to time when taking Depakote, but the liver problems are usually associated at higher dosages. It is typically an anti-convulsant and is often prescribed for that purpose at 2 grams and above per day. Sorry, I forgot about the celexa, duh. I used to take 20mgs. I did so for around 2 years. It was effective. But, it did leave me with some loss of ability to experience emotions on the high and low end range, and also, please dont laugh, made it take forever for me to ejaculate. A blessing and a curse. I have heard it can dampen your libido, but for me it did not, just the other problem Answered by Bok Cavrak 3 months ago.
Never taken Depakote, but used to take Celexa. It had a number of side effects, including dry mouth, and some digestive issue I can't remember. No tiredness, though -- that's probably the Depakote. The withdrawal sucked. Then I started taking Lexapro, and it was better with the side effects, and it worked better, but the withdrawal was worse. Now I'm taking Effexor XR, and it's much better for me than either Celexa or Lexapro. Answered by Farrah Knowiton 3 months ago.
I took depakote for months. It made me dizzy and lightheaded. I could not stand up without almost falling down. It caused me to hear a constant ringing in my ears, severe sleepiness that caused me to sleep most of the day, and insomnia. I also suffered severe liver poising. That is my experience. It did not help me all it caused me was uncomfortable side affects. Answered by Clarita Hackl 3 months ago.
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I take 1500mg of Depakote a day.Yes I got very tired from it .I started taking it at night time only.It works just like a sleeping pill for me.When my doctor had me on it 2x a day I couldn't function at all cause I was so sleepy all the time.But once I started taking it at night only I did much better.Talk to your doctor about trying it at night . Good luck Answered by Walter Thuney 3 months ago.
I have taken both you may be tired at first but the doctor is right it might at first but tell the doctor how tired you are and then see but give it a week! Answered by Valery Sholette 3 months ago.
Depakote ER with Klonopin?
I recently got prescribed Klonopin 1mg for anxiety and Depakokate ER 500mg for a mood stabilizer, also I'm a 17 year old male if that means anything. I was curious to what this combination causes because from what I understand the Klonopin enhances your mood by itself. Your thoughts?
Asked by Vasiliki Lucente 3 months ago.
In the past I was prescribed Klonopin as well as Depakote together. I did not experience many side effects; but I did however have slight memory lapses which really did bother me.This was from the Depakote. Depakote also made my hair curl and my hair looked as though I had a perm. This I did not like. Depakote also made me gain a lot of weight and this was the main reason that I had the doctor remove it from my regimen. I stayed on Klonopin for many years; but now I am off of this med. and all other drugs. Just like you, Klonopin was given to me for nervousness and anxiety and Depakote as a mood stabilizer. Answered by Paulette Coaker 3 months ago.
Can i take sleeping pills while taking depakote er?
I'm taking prescription Depakote ER but am having much trouble sleeping for the first time since I started taking the drug two weeks ago. Which drugs interact with Depakote ER and am I safe taking sleeping pills?
Asked by Leida Kiesser 3 months ago.
* Benzodiazepines (eg, diazepam), carbamazepine, erythromycin, felbamate, fluoxetine, guanfacine, isoniazid, ketoconazole, risperidone, or salicylates (eg, aspirin) because the risk of serious side effects of Depakote ER Extended-Release Tablets, including changes in vision or other vision problems, clumsiness or unsteadiness, drowsiness, nausea, or vomiting, may be increased * Acyclovir, cancer medicines, cholestyramine, hydantoins (eg, phenytoin), mefloquine, meropenem, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (eg, ibuprofen), or rifampin because they may decrease Depakote ER Extended-Release Tablets's effectiveness * Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), barbiturates (eg, phenobarbital), ethosuximide, lamotrigine, methylphenidate, primidone, tolbutamide, or tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline) because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Depakote ER Extended-Release Tablets * Clonazepam because the risk of seizures may be increased * Topiramate because the risk of high ammonium levels and brain problems may be increased. This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Answered by Shala Bania 3 months ago.
Unfortunately, before you went on the medication you were fighting with the principal, hit the wall, and got kicked out of school. You also say you made your dad so mad that he had to be pulled off you. This does not correspond with what you are claiming you were like before you got on the medication. You were already far beyond "just a rebellious teenager" at that point. This is why your parents are telling you to "shut up and take it" - they are at the end of their rope. You definitely need some sort of medication, as it seems to be working in part. The Adderall is helping you concentrate, so you definitely have some degree of ADHD, whether you think you do or not. Adderall is a stimulant (it contains a type of methamphetamine) and you would be higher than a kite if you had normal brain chemistry. Instead, you say you are feeling like a zombie. Perhaps your dose is a bit high. How many milligrams are you taking? I have heard that certain drugs are not recommended for those under 18, so that fact that they prescribed it for you in spite of this is very telling. Your behavior must have been off the charts for them to take such a drastic step. I know you don't think you have a problem, as you say you think it is your parents, but you are not in a position at this point to gauge your own behavior by society's standards. What you have admitted to gives credence to your parents' point of view. It is common for people who need Adderall-type drugs to help them focus better to also need something to help calm their overactive brains, because their thoughts are just flying around in all directions and they have great difficulty when it is time to go to bed at night. Many people who take Ritalin or Adderall in the morning also take something else in the evening to help them get to sleep. You need to call the doctor yourself (the one who prescribed the Depakote) and tell him what you are experiencing. Be very specific - the thoughts of suicide and cutting, hurting people, jumping out of cars - these are all serious. Perhaps there is something else that you can take in its place. But you do need some type of medication, not just the thought of being locked up, to get you through this. Answered by Shona Casias 3 months ago.
Has anyone came of Depakote Er? Has anyone tried Lamictal?
I have been on this drug for 6 years. I need to know what is a better drug to take that will help me loose the weight. How about lamictal? I am not talking about switching antidepressants I am already on citalopram. I am only wanting to switch my depakote er 500mg 1 time a day for a different bi-polar med. I am not...
Asked by Brinda Bechthold 3 months ago.
I have been on this drug for 6 years. I need to know what is a better drug to take that will help me loose the weight. How about lamictal? I am not talking about switching antidepressants I am already on citalopram. I am only wanting to switch my depakote er 500mg 1 time a day for a different bi-polar med. I am not interested in wellbutrin because that is not used for treatment of bi-polar. I was thinking lamictal. what are the side effect of coming off this drug and going on another one? I have tried lithium and it didn't work and also wellbutrin was added to my bp meds and it didnt work either Answered by Felicidad Nailor 3 months ago.
I was put on Depakote ER when I was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder. As time progressed I found that it wasn't working as well and I kept needing my dose increased. Well, 80 lbs. later I was absolutely miserable over my weight and the prospect of gaining more the next time I had to increase my dose. So I pretty much begged my doctor to put me on something else so she suggested Lamictal. We built up the dosage really gradually and weaned off the Depakote at the same time. I got to 100 mg of the Lamictal and haven't once had to increase it in the last three years. There are some very different side effects of course. When you take it with Depakote there's an increased risk of Stevens-Johnson syndrome. It also made me really dizzy and nauseous for a couple days after each increase. Plus, Depakote is sometimes prescribed to treat migraines and one of the side effects of Lamictal can be headaches, so it's not a very pleasant transition. But it was definitely worth it. I lost 5 lbs within the first few weeks of getting off the Depakote without changing anything else. Other side effects that I've noticed that aren't in the literature on Lamictal... Night sweats, a bad reaction with aspirin, and I can't take it within an hour of taking Tylenol or I'll be sick, but that might just be me. Answered by Karyl Brakeman 3 months ago.
Wellbutrin is for depression, not a mood stabilizer I think. Lamictal, the main concern I know of with it is the possibility of a developing a rash and reaction that could kill you, Very rare, but what you need to watch out for. It also need taken every day and not missed some times, or you may have a reaction to it when starting it again. It dose not add weight as Depicote dose, and it seams to work well for many people. Expect to be on it as well as the depicote for a couple of months as the dose is increased to a treatment level, it takes time to get into your system. Good luck to you! Answered by Joetta Bethell 3 months ago.
I take Lamictal for my bi polar disorder. The only side effect I get from it is some nausea. Otherwise, it works great! Your doctor will tell you how to switch from one med to another. I took Wellbutrin at one time and all it did was make my anxiety worse! Answered by Herminia Angert 3 months ago.
I'm bipolar II and feature been on Depakote, Lithium, Trileptal, Tegretol, Gabatril, the entire antidepressants (earlier than being identified bipolar), many antipsychotics, many antiepileptics, and quite a lot of different medications. NONE of the primary tier stabilizers labored for me (depakote, lithium...I overlook the others), and I consider you may also uncover the identical, having bipolar II. Those as a rule used temper stabilizers are supposed to carry down manias, preventing the cycles from that path...however as you recognize, we bipolar II folks have hypomanias, no longer the severe and harmful manias that the ones stabilizers battle in Bipolar I folks. So, I've discovered that the ones medications make me suppose numb, and fairly depressed, given that the "ups" fairly are not my predicament, it is the devastating downs. Also, I won 30 lbs with Lithium (and was once best ninety five lbs on the time), as a result of the severe hypothyroid it precipitated. I'm on Lamictal, additionally, which I've discovered tremendously useful so far as citing the low finish of the spectrum, however it does not aid a lot with the biking element. Neurontin has been first-rate for nervousness, insomnia, paranoia, common agitation, and I consider it has helped with one of the vital biking. Zyprexa was once additionally first-rate. It helped plenty with temper, insomnia, equivalent matters as Neurontin, even though I won a few weight on it, so needed to move off it. It can purpose disorders with the way in which the frame metabolizes lipids, or whatever like that, so raises threat of weight attain and diabetes. Anyway, in the event you do check out the ones first tier temper stabilizers, hold a watch on matters to ensure it isn't stabilizing you right into a state of regular mild despair, and speak about the choices together with your practitioner. Many of them do not check out off-label cures till you might have attempted the whole lot else. Answered by Wendi Guebert 3 months ago.
I was on Lamictal for a short time, it caused a severe rash that around 10% will get. It went away when I stopped it but it can be extremely dangerous. Otherwise, I hear it's very effective and has few side effects (as long as you do not get the rash). Answered by Reina Bredehoft 3 months ago.
How long does it take 4 depakote ER to react?
im having problums finding the right bipolar medicen for me.
Asked by Karen Nanny 3 months ago.
Depakote acts immediately, the ER extended release makes it concentrated so that the dosing is consistent in your body for 12 hours, otherwise the full dose would be released immediately and there would be no medicine in your system for the next 12 hours. I am bipolar and my mood stabilizer is Neurontin (gabapentin). It works well for me and also relieves body aches. I use Effexor ER with it because neither is habit forming, they don't cause weight gain, and don't have negative sexual side effects. Answered by Lacresha Thongdy 3 months ago.
If you suspect that you are suffering from bipolar disorder, seek help right away. The earlier you catch bipolar disorder and begin treating it, the better your chances of getting and staying well. An experienced mental health professional can make sure your symptoms are caused by bipolar disorder and get you the treatment you need. Treatment for bipolar disorder can help you live life on your own terms, without the interference of mood swings. Effective bipolar disorder treatment relieves symptoms, reduces the frequency and intensity of manic and depressive episodes, and restores your ability to function. Recovering from bipolar disorder doesn’t happen overnight. As with the mood swings of bipolar disorder, treatment has its own ups and downs. Finding the right medication takes time and setbacks happen. But with careful management and a commitment to getting better, you can get your symptoms under control and live fully. There are many things you can do to stabilize your mood and stay well. The way you live your life is just as important, if not more so, than the medication you take. Making healthy choices for yourself can make a huge difference in how you feel. Mood stabilizers, antidepressants, and antipsychotics are the main types of medication used to treat bipolar disorder. Learn how to find the right drug or drug combination for you, work with your doctor, and manage side effects. I am not a doctor, therefore only a qualified medical practitioner can find the right medication for your mental depressive disorder. God bless you and take care as always!! Answered by Douglas Roseboom 3 months ago.
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Does Depakote ER make you antsy?
I've only been taking this drug for a few nights, as my previous medication had some serious negative side effects. Though I think Depakote is better all around, I've noticed my legs have a constant tingly feeling; it's almost as if I want to just move around more than normal. Is this a common side...
Asked by Branda Wascom 3 months ago.
I've only been taking this drug for a few nights, as my previous medication had some serious negative side effects. Though I think Depakote is better all around, I've noticed my legs have a constant tingly feeling; it's almost as if I want to just move around more than normal. Is this a common side effect of Depakote? Answered by Crissy Bulosan 3 months ago.
The exact reason you are taking Depakote is important for a proper answer. Based on your information I will assume you are not taking it for epilepsy. Depakote can cause restlessness in many patients. I was mis-diagnosed as bi-polar and prescribed the drug for a month some years ago. I experienced the exact same problem. Having less mental health experience than I do would have lead me to believe I was suffering from Restless Leg Syndrome. I would talk to your doctor about the problem. As long as it is providing the help you need and the urge to move around is not disruptive I would continue taking it. Unfortunately, all pharmaceuticals operate in this manner. It is simply of question of whether the benefits outweigh problems. Answered by Dale Mazzella 3 months ago.