Medicine Overview of Divacid Tablet ER
Divacid 500 mg Tablet ER is used in the treatment of seizures, migraine
Side Effects of Divacid are Loss of appetite, Nausea, Vomiting, Sleepiness, Hair loss, Weight gain, Liver function abnormal, Tremor.
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. Divacid 500 mg Tablet ER is to be taken with food.
Divacid 500 mg Tablet ER 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 Divacid Tablet ER
- Divacid 500 mg Tablet ER should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
Do not stop using Divacid 500 mg Tablet ER 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 Divacid 500 mg Tablet ER, 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.
Divacid Tablet ER related warnings
Divacid 500 mg Tablet ER may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Divacid 500 mg Tablet ER is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Divacid 500 mg Tablet ER 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.
Divacid 500 mg Tablet ER may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Divacid 500 mg Tablet ER is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Divacid 500 mg Tablet ER may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Divacid 500 mg Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Divacid 500 mg Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Divacid 500 mg Tablet ER, 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 about Divacid Tablet ER
Q. Is Divacid an antipsychotic?
Divacid is an anticonvulsant drug and not antipsychotic
Q. Is Divacid the same as Depakote?
Yes, Depakote is a trade name of product containing the drug Divacid sodium
Divacid is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by doctor
Q. Is Divacid a controlled substance?
No, it is not a controlled substance
Q. Is Divacid/ Divacid sodium a narcotic?
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
Q. Is Divacid a benzodiazepine?
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
Q. Does Divacid contain MAOI?
No, it does not contain MAOI
Q. Does Divacid make you sleepy/cause weight gain/hair loss?
Divacid 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 Divacid with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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