Another Depakote Question

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Bugsy, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. Bugsy

    Bugsy New Member

    We have been titrating my son up and am wondering about people experience. I have read a TON but nothing is more reliable than actual experience.

    He started in January at 250mg/day. His blood level was 56.
    Then it was upped to 375mg/day. After a week or so his blood level was 55.
    Next and currently, it was upped to 500mg/day.

    Do you think we should see any benefit yet? He doesn't seem manic with that rambling non-stop talk and his body seems calmer but no way would I say he is doing well. (for those of you that read my post last night I was the one crying-so I would certainly not say he is doing well.)

    Next blood draw is Tuesday and psychiatrist appointment is Friday but I was just wondering about real experiences.

    Do you think we have a while more to titrate up? He is 6 weighs 72lbs.

    Bugsy's mom
  2. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Others can confirm this but I THINK psychiatrist told me therapuetic blood leve was in the 65 to 100 range- I don't know if that would be different for different age groups and I might not have it exactly right. But it sounds like you shouldn't worry too much on that dosage.