Depakote Medication - Uses & Side Effects
Generic Name: Divalproex sodium (Valproic acid)
DIVALPROEX SODIUM (Depakote®, Depakote® ER) can help with seizure control in certain types of epilepsy. Medication is used for other conditions, such as includes the treatment of bipolar disorder, mania, the prevention of migraines, and control of behavioral problems associated with dementia. Valproic acid, valproate sodium, and divalproex belong to the group of medicines is known as anticonvulsants. Valproic acid, valproate sodium, and divalproex may be used alone or with other seizure medicine. It is also used to treat the manic phase of bipolar disorder, and to help prevent migraine headaches.
Uses of Depakote
Side Effects of Depakote
If you are using depakote, then discuss the side effects of depakote with your doctor and if you feel any develop or change in intensity, then tell your doctor immediately. Side effects of depakote may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Depakote:
Drug Interaction:- If you are taking certain drugs with depakote, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of depakote. It may also cause another serious effects. So discuss with your doctor before combining depakote with the following:
After taking depakote, if you feel that overdose is suspected, then contact with your doctor immediately. Symptoms of a depakote overdose may include:
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