Depakote Medication - Uses & Side Effects
Generic Name: Divalproex sodium
Depakote affects chemicals in the body that may cause seizures. Valproic acid is used alone or with other medications to treat certain types of seizures. Valproic acid is also used to treat mania in people with bipolar disorder. It is also used to prevent migraine headaches, but not to relieve headaches that have already begun. Valproic acid is in a class of medications known as anticonvulsants. It works by increasing the amount of a certain natural substance in the brain.
Uses of Depakote
Side Effects of Depakote
If you are taking this medication, then discuss the side effects with your doctor. If you feel any change in intensity, then you should tell your doctor. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe to continue using Depakote. Side effects may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Depakote:
Drug Interaction :-
If you are taking certain drugs with Depakote, then it may decreased, increased or altered the effects of Depakote medicine. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Depakote with the following:
When you are taking Depakote, and you feel that overdose is suspected then contact your doctor immediately. Symptoms of an Depakote overdose may include:-
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