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    Information about Divalproex

    Divalproex uses

    Divalproex is used in the treatment of seizures, migraine and mania.

    How divalproex works

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

    Common side effects of divalproex

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

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    Expert advice for Divalproex

    • Divalproex should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
    • Do not stop using Divalproex 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 Divalproex, 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.

    Frequently asked questions for Divalproex


    Q. Is Divalproex an antipsychotic?

    Divalproex is an anticonvulsant drug and not antipsychotic

    Q. Is Divalproex the same as Depakote?

    Yes, Depakote is a trade name of product containing the drug Divalproex sodium

    Q. Is Divalproex safe?

    Divalproex is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by doctor

    Q. Is Divalproex a controlled substance?

    No, it is not a controlled substance

    Q. Is Divalproex/ Divalproex 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 Divalproex a benzodiazepine?

    No, it is not a benzodiazepine

    Q. Is Divalproex addictive?

    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 Divalproex contain MAOI?

    No, it does not contain MAOI

    Q. Does Divalproex make you sleepy/cause weight gain/hair loss?

    Divalproex may cause these side effects. However, always consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.

    Content on this page was last updated on 08 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)