Depakote ER

(Divalproex Sodium ER)
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Depakote ER 250mg

Depakote ER 250mg

Extended Release Tablets

Marketed as Depakote XR in India

Prescription required. Manufactured by Sanofi Aventis. Product of India. Shipped from India.
Generic equivalents for Depakote ER

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Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.

Divalproex Sodium ER 250mg

Divalproex Sodium ER 250mg

Extended Release Tablets
Prescription required. Manufactured by Sun Pharma. Product of India. Shipped from India.
Divalproex Sodium ER 500mg

Divalproex Sodium ER 500mg

Extended Release Tablets
Prescription required. Manufactured by Sun Pharma. Product of India. Shipped from India.

Depakote ER Drug Information

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  • Depakote ER Overview

    Depakote ER is used to treat seizure disorders, mental/mood conditions (such as manic phase of bipolar disorder), and to prevent migraine headaches. It works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain.

  • Depakote ER Warnings

    Rarely, Depakote ER has caused serious (sometimes fatal) liver problems, usually within the first 6 months of starting treatment. Laboratory tests should be performed before you start treatment and periodically during treatment, especially within the first 6 months, to monitor this side effect. The risk of serious liver problems is increased in children younger than 2 years, especially if they have an inherited metabolic disorder, severe seizure disorder with mental retardation, organic brain disease, or if they take more than one seizure medication. Talk with the doctor about the risks and benefits of using Depakote ER in children younger than 2 years. Due to an increased risk for liver problems, people with certain inherited metabolic disorders (such as Alpers-Huttenlocher syndrome) should not use Depakote ER. Children younger than 2 years who might have these disorders should not use Depakote ER. Children older than 2 years who might have these disorders should be closely monitored during treatment with divalproex sodium. Talk to your doctor for details. Depakote ER has rarely caused severe (sometimes fatal) disease of the pancreas (pancreatitis). This may occur at any time during treatment and can quickly worsen. Tell your doctor right away if you develop symptoms of liver problems or pancreatitis such as nausea/vomiting that doesn't stop, unusual tiredness, weakness, swelling of the face, stomach/abdominal pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, or yellowing eyes/skin. Taking Depakote ER during pregnancy can cause birth defects, may lower your child's IQ, and may increase the risk of your child having certain brain/mental disorders (such as autism, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder). Women of childbearing age should discuss the risks and benefits of Depakote ER, other treatment options, and use of reliable forms of birth control with their doctor. If you are planning pregnancy, become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant, immediately talk to your doctor. If you are taking divalproex sodium only to prevent migraine headaches, Depakote ER must not be used during pregnancy. If you are taking divalproex sodium to treat seizures or mental/mood problems (such as bipolar disorder), do not stop taking Depakote ER unless directed by your doctor. Untreated seizures and mental/mood problems (such as bipolar disorder) are serious conditions that can harm both a pregnant woman and her unborn baby.

  • How to Use Depakote ER

    Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start taking divalproex sodium and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take Depakote ER by mouth once daily or as directed by your doctor. You may take it with food if stomach upset occurs. Swallow the tablets whole. Do not crush or chew the tablets. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. The Dosage of Depakote ER is based on your age, weight, medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Use Depakote ER regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use Depakote ER at the same time each day to keep the amount of medication in your blood constant. If Depakote ER is used for seizures, do not stop taking it without consulting your doctor. Your condition may become worse if the drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased. Divalproex sodium does not relieve acute migraine headaches. Take other medications as directed by your doctor for acute attacks. Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve.

  • Depakote ER Precautions

    Before taking divalproex sodium, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to valproic acid or valproate sodium; or if you have any other allergies. Depakote ER may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Depakote ER, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,liver disease, pancreatitis, certain metabolic disorders (such as urea cycle disorders, Alpers-Huttenlocher syndrome), alcohol abuse, bleeding problems, brain disease (dementia), kidney disease, dehydration, poor nutrition. To lower the chance of getting cut, bruised, or injured, use caution with sharp objects like razors and nail cutters, and avoid activities such as contact sports. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Depakote ER may make you dizzy or drowsy or blur your vision. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness or clear vision until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). Children younger than 6 years may be at greater risk for liver problems and pancreatitis. Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Depakote ER, especially drowsiness, dizziness, unsteadiness, or tremor. Drowsiness, dizziness, unsteadiness can increase the risk of falling. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. You should not become pregnant while using divalproex sodium. Divalproex sodium may harm an unborn baby. If you become pregnant, talk to your doctor right away about the risks and benefits of Depakote ER. Depakote ER passes into breast milk. While there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

  • Depakote ER Misdose

    If you miss a dose of Depakote ER, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

  • Depakote ER Interactions

    Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.certain antidepressants (such as amitriptyline, nortriptyline, phenelzine), certain antibiotics (carbapenems such as imipenem), irinotecan, mefloquine, orlistat, other medications for seizure (such as ethosuximide, lamotrigine, rufinamide, topiramate), vorinostat, warfarin, zidovudine. Low-dose aspirin, as prescribed by your doctor for specific medical reasons such as heart attack or stroke prevention (usually 81-162 milligrams a day), should be continued. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are using aspirin for any reason. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products that cause drowsiness including alcohol, marijuana (cannabis), antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), drugs for sleep or anxiety (such as alprazolam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants (such as carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine), and opioid pain relievers (such as codeine, hydrocodone). Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergy or cough-and-cold products) because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely. Depakote ER may affect certain lab tests (such as urine ketones). Make sure laboratory personnel and your doctors know you use Depakote ER.

  • Depakote ER Side Effects

    What are Depakote ER side effects?

    Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Depakote ER may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Depakote ER as a result of an interaction with other medications.

    Side Effects of Depakote ER

    The side effects of Depakote ER may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Depakote ER. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Depakote ER may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.

    Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Depakote ER, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Depakote ER.

    By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Depakote ER, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Depakote ER and the side effects associated with Depakote ER are described in the following:

    Common Depakote ER Side Effects


    • thrombocytopenic disorder
    • nystagmus
    • peripheral edema
    • dyspnea
    • accidental injury

    Less Severe

    • infection
    • depression
    • diplopia
    • tinnitus
    • pharyngitis
    • dyspepsia
    • constipation
    • bronchitis
    • irregular menstrual periods
    • alopecia
    • drowsy
    • dizziness
    • insomnia
    • fever
    • flu-like symptoms
    • general weakness
    • tremor
    • anorexia
    • weight gain
    • weight loss
    • headache disorder
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • diarrhea
    • acute abdominal pain
    • increased appetite
    • memory impairment
    • ecchymosis
    • blurred vision
    • ataxia
    • rhinitis

    Less Frequent Depakote ER Side Effects


    • mood changes
    • altered mental status

    Less Severe

    • gait abnormality
    • nervousness
    • irritability
    • back pain
    • injection site sequelae
    • dysgeusia
    • vasodilation of blood vessels

    Rare or Very Rare Depakote ER Side Effects


    • hyperammonemia
    • platelet aggregation inhibition
    • suicidal ideation
    • behavioral disorders
    • acute hepatic failure
    • acute pancreatitis
    • tardive dyskinesia
    • facial edema
    • jaundice
    • lymphadenopathy
    • abnormal hepatic function tests
    • hypothermia
    • fracture
    • osteoporosis
    • hepatitis
    • cutaneous vasculitis
    • hearing loss
    • polycystic ovarian syndrome
    • SIADH syndrome
    • aplastic anemia
    • pancytopenia
    • agranulocytosis
    • acute intermittent porphyria
    • skin photosensitivity
    • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
    • toxic epidermal necrolysis
    • erythema multiforme
    • cystitis
    • eosinophilia
    • myocarditis
    • nephritis
    • abnormal spermatozoa morphology
    • anaphylaxis
    • bradycardia
    • lymphocytosis
    • hyperandrogenism
    • cerebral pseudoatrophy
    • encephalopathy
    • paradoxical convulsion
    • parkinsonism
    • DRESS syndrome
    • hypertension
    • bloody vomit
    • macrocytosis
    • leukopenia
    • anemia
    • male infertility
    • interstitial nephritis

    Less Severe

    • excitement
    • visual changes
    • skin rash
    • muscle weakness
    • panic disorder
    • osteopenia
    • indifference
    • bone pain
    • urinary incontinence
    • gynecomastia
    • galactorrhea not associated with childbirth
    • abnormal vaginal bleeding
    • menstrual disorder
    • hostility
    • parotitis
    • conjunctivitis
    • abnormal hair texture
    • hair discoloration
    • hirsutism
    • azoospermia
    • asthenozoospermia
    • oligospermia
    • urinary tract infection
    • secondary amenorrhea
    • dysmenorrhea
    • dysuria
    • maculopapular rash
    • seborrhea
    • dream disorder
    • hyperreflexia
    • agitation
    • vertigo
    • hypokinesia
    • nail disorders
    • xerostomia
    • stomatitis
    • toxic amblyopia
    • chest pain
    • malaise
    • tachycardia
    • palpitations
    • flatulence
    • petechiae
    • increased urinary frequency
    • symptoms of anxiety
    • hypertonia
    • cramps in legs
    • sinusitis
    • cough
    • epistaxis
    • personality disorders
    • dry skin
    • disturbance of attention
    • aggressive behavior
    • amenorrhea
  • Depakote ER Storage

    Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Depakote ER when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

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