Generic Depakote

Generic Depakote

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Indications for Generic Depakote

Depakote or divalproex sodium is a drug which affects the chemicals in the body which cause seizures or convulsions. Because of this, Depakote is essentially prescribed for the treatment of different seizure disorders. It can be used alone or in combination with other seizure medications. I can also be prescribed for other conditions as recommended by your doctor.

Important Information about Generic Depakote

Depakote or divalproex sodium could cause or aggravate certain medical conditions. Make sure that you would be informing your doctor of any illnesses, diseases or special conditions that you have, such as liver disease, kidney disease, pancreatitis, blood clotting disorder, metabolic disorders, Huntington disease, brain injury or infection and multiple sclerosis. If symptoms worsen, make sure to see emergency medical assistance right away.

When taking Depakote, you may have suicidal thoughts. It is important to never miss a scheduled visit with your doctor.

Depakote belongs to the FDA pregnancy category D, which means that it can cause harm to a developing baby. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, are trying to get pregnant or are breastfeeding.

While taking Depakote, you should avoid drinking alcohol as well as being exposure to sunlight or any artificial UV rays such as those in sunlamps or tanning beds. If sun exposure is necessary, use sunscreen or protective clothing.

Inform your doctor of any drug you taking as there are some which could interact with Depakote such as topiramate or Topamax, tolbutamide or Orinase, a blood thinner like warfarin or Coumadin, aspirin or acetaminophen or Tylenol, zidovudine or Retrovir, diazepam or Valium, clozapine or Clozaril, meropenem or Merrem, rifampin or Rifadin and ethosuximide or Zarontin.

Dosage and Administration of Generic Depakote

Depakote or divalproex sodium should only be taken as it has been prescribed for you. Never take it in a larger dose or for a longer time than what has been recommened by the doctor. Follow the prescription label.

Depakote should be taken with plenty of water. If you do not take enough fluids, your dose may need to be changed.

In order to make sure that Depakote is not causing harmful effects to your body, you may need to undergo several tests regularly to check your liver function. Never miss your scheduled visits the doctor.

Do not just stop taking Depakote even if you start feeling better to make sure that seizures would not be recurring. Make sure that your prescription is refilled even before you completely run out.

Do not crush, break, open or chew an extended-release or delayed-release tablet or capsule. It should be swallowed whole, as it has been made to release the medicine gradually in the body. When you break or open it, too much of the drug could be released at once.

If you miss a dose, just make sure that you would be taking it as soon as possible; however, if the next dose is almost up, just take the next regularly scheduled dose. Never take double doses just to make up for the missed one.

If you think that you have overdosed on Depakote, get emergency medical help immediately. Some of the symptoms of a Depakote overdose would include drowsiness, sleepiness, weak pulse and loss of consciousness.

Possible Side Effects of Generic Depakote

Some of the less serious side effects which could be experienced while taking Depakote or divalproex sodium would include mild drowsiness, weakness, diarrhea, upset stomach, constipation, depression, emotional changes like anxiety, changes in your menstrual period, tremors, enlarged breasts, hair loss, vision changes, weight changes and an unpleasant taste in the mouth. These are usually only temporary and go away on their own but if they do not or if they worsen or if you feel more serious side effects like an allergic reaction, jaundice, fever, chills, hallucinations and others, seek emergency medical assistance immediately.

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