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Depakote 250mg Tablet

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Sanofi India Ltd

Composition for Depakote 250mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Depakote 250mg Tablet

Seizures, Migraine, Mania
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Alcohol
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Pregnancy
MRP
122.75
₹8.18/Tablet
15 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Depakote Tablet

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Uses of Depakote Tablet

Depakote 250mg Tablet is used in the treatment of seizures, migraine and mania.
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Depakote Tablet side effects

Common

Loss of appetite, Nausea, Vomiting, Sleepiness, Hair loss, Weight gain, Liver function abnormal, Tremor.

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How to use Depakote Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Depakote 250mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Depakote Tablet works

Depakote 250mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

In Depth Information on Depakote Tablet

Expert advice for Depakote Tablet

  • Depakote should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Depakote without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better.
  • Can cause upset stomach, hair loss, weight gain, sleepiness, and tremor.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Depakote, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
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Depakote Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Depakote Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Depakote 250mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Depakote 250mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Depakote 250mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
Depakote 250mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Depakote 250mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Depakote 250mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Depakote 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Depakote 250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Depakote Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Depakote 250mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Frequently asked questions about Depakote Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Divalproex

Depakote is an anticonvulsant drug and not antipsychotic
Yes, Depakote is a trade name of product containing the drug Depakote sodium
Depakote is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by doctor
No, it is not a controlled substance
Q. Is divalproex the same as valproic acid?
No, divalproex contains a compound of sodium valproate and valproic acid
No, it is not a benzodiazepine
No, it is not addictive if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Can I take ibuprofen with divalproex?
Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of divalproex. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
No, it does not contain MAOI
Depakote may cause these side effects. However, always consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Depakote with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Depakote with Flurazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Flurazepam: Fluraz, Zomnia
Depakote with Oxazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxazepam: Zaxpam, Anxozap
Depakote with Chlordiazepoxide
SERIOUS
Depakote with Tofisopam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tofisopam: Nextril, Toficalm
Depakote with Alprazolam
SERIOUS
Depakote with Midazolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Midazolam: Medzol, Mezolam, Midfast, Fulsed, Midosed, Midzee, Benzosed, Megarest, Midzol, Kabizolam, Medistat
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