Depakote is employed to deal with various types of seizure disorders. It is sometimes used as well as other seizure medications. It is also used to take care of the manic phase of bipolar disorders (manic-depressive illness), also to prevent headaches. Depakote affects chemicals within the body which may be linked to causing seizures.
Use Depakote as directed through your doctor.
Ask your doctor questions you may have about how to use Depakote.
Store Depakote between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store faraway from heat, moisture, and lightweight. Do not store within the bathroom. Keep Depakote from the reach of youngsters and far from pets.
Active Ingredient: Divalproex.
All medicines could cause unwanted side effects, however, many people have no, or minor, negative effects.
Check with your doctor if all of these most frequent negative effects persist or become bothersome:
Change in appetite; constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; baldness; headache; indigestion; nausea; stomach cramps or pain; sleep problems; vomiting; weakness; weight changes.
Seek medical help right away if some of these severe negative effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; breathlessness; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); abnormal thinking; difference in period; alterations in behavior; chest pain; confusion; dark, tarry, or bloody stools; dark urine; difficulty speaking; difficulty urinating and other urination problems; extreme tiredness; fast or irregular heartbeat; hallucinations; hearing problems; involuntary movements of the arms or legs; involuntary movements or chewing movements from the face, jaw, mouth, or tongue; pain; deficiency of energy; loss of appetite; lack of coordination; lack of seizure control; memory loss; new or worsening mental or mood changes (eg, aggressiveness, agitation, anxiety, depression, exaggerated feeling of well-being, hostility, impulsiveness, inability to sit still, irritability, panic and anxiety attacks, restlessness); nosebleed; pounding within the chest; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; severe or persistent nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain; lack of breath; suicidal thoughts or actions; swelling from the arms or legs; the signs of infection (eg, fever, chills, sore throat); tremor; unusual bleeding or bruising; unusual weakness; vision changes or blurred vision; yellowing in the skin or eyes.
This is not a whole set of all unwanted effects that may occur. If you've questions on unwanted side effects, contact your medical provider.
Do NOT use Depakote if:
Contact your physician or physician right away if any of these sign up for you.
Some health concerns may interact with Depakote. Tell a medical expert or pharmacist in case you have any health conditions, particularly when any of the following affect you:
Some medicines may communicate with Depakote. Tell your medical provider in case you take some other medicines, especially any of the following:
This will not be a whole set of all interactions that will occur. Ask your medical provider if Depakote may talk with other medicines that you're taking. Check with your health care provider before you begin, stop, or alter the dose associated with a medicine.
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