Originally Posted by Mari
Mostly likely these side effects are short term.
He won't feel the benefit from the drug until weeks and months -- as the psychiatrist titrates up the dose.
Be on the look out for rashes. Any rash should be reported to the pdoc.
Also keep a log of other side effects. Such as him getting suddenly tired and needing to sleep for hours. Especially if this is new.
I would say that it might be the amount of the drug that he was started on at the time. Also watch how they have him go up on this drug.
I don't know for sure how it works for bi-polar. But my son has taken
it for seizures for over 8 years now.