Medicine Overview of Depakote Tablet
Side effects of Depakote Tablet
Loss of appetite, Nausea, Vomiting, Sleepiness, Hair loss, Weight gain, Liver function abnormal, Tremor.
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. It is better to take Depakote 500mg Tablet with food.
How Depakote Tablet works
Depakote 500mg 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.
Special precautions for Depakote 500mg Tablet
Depakote 500mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Depakote 500mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor....
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Depakote 500mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Huma+more
n 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....
Depakote 500mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired+more
, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive....
Depakote 500mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients wi+more
th kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Depakote 500mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor....
Depakote 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patient+more
s with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Depakote 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor....
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Mezolam 7.5mg Injection, Frisium 5mg Tablet, Zee 2mg Tablet, Zep 10mg Tablet
If you miss a dose of Divalproex, 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.
Frequently asked questions for Depakote 500mg Tablet
Frequently asked questions for 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
No, it is not a narcotic
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.
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