Divalproex

Information about Divalproex

Divalproex uses

Divalproex is used for epilepsy, mania and migraine.

How divalproex works

Divalproex controls seizures or fits by suppressing 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

Available Medicine for Divalproex

  • ₹37 to ₹143
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    5 variant(s)
  • ₹29 to ₹215
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    10 variant(s)
  • ₹37 to ₹142
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    5 variant(s)
  • ₹29 to ₹228
    Abbott India Ltd
    7 variant(s)
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    Abbott India Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹111 to ₹222
    Sanofi India Ltd
    5 variant(s)
  • ₹49 to ₹119
    La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd
    4 variant(s)
  • ₹63 to ₹158
    Lupin Ltd
    4 variant(s)
  • ₹27 to ₹118
    Alkem Laboratories Ltd
    3 variant(s)
  • ₹35 to ₹150
    Unichem Laboratories Ltd
    6 variant(s)

Expert advice for Divalproex

  • Do not take divalproex tablets if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to divalproex or any of the other ingredients of divalproex tablet.
  • Avoid taking divalproex if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Do not take divalproex if you have family history of urea cycle disorder or unexplained infant deaths; history of mental or mood problems (e.g. depression) or suicidal thoughts or actions; if you have recurring vomiting and sluggishness, recurring extreme irritability, or decreased food or fluid intake.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking divalproex because you may feel drowsy.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions: cancer, alcohol abuse or dependence, liver problems, metabolic disease, blood disease (e.g. low levels of white blood cells, low blood platelet levels), HIV infection, cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, high blood levels of ammonia or glutamine, low body temperature, low levels of albumin, brain problems, mental retardation, inflammation of the pancreas, kidney problems, or high blood glycine levels.

Frequently asked questions for Divalproex

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
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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 07 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)