Valproic Acid 250 mg level & Uses
Depakene (Valproic Acid)
Depakene medicine is a prescription drug that is used to treat seizures and manic attacks in bipolar disorders and to prevent migraines. Depakene falls into the category of anticonvulsant or anti-epileptic drugs. These drugs act by increasing the number of certain neurotransmitters in the brain. These help in treating the seizure disorders or mental and mood changes associated with the manic phase of bipolar disease.
You can buy Depakene online from Canada Pharmacy. Once you buy Depakene online your order will be directly delivered to you. It comes in both capsule and syrup form.
The active ingredient is Valproic Acid 250mg.
Depakene should be strictly taken as prescribed by your doctor. Usually, it is taken at least 2 times a day by mouth. If you experience upset stomach, then Depakene should be taken with food. The capsule must be swallowed whole. It should not be broken, chewed or crushed as it may irritate the mouth or throat. The dose of Depakene depends upon the age, weight, medical condition and response to treatment.
Remember to take the medicine at the same time each day so that its blood levels remain constant. Do not stop the drug without consulting your doctor. Furthermore, the drug has to be gradually tapered off before completely stopping it.
Before taking Depakene, following factors must be discussed with your physician.
- Allergy to Valproic acid
- Liver disease
- Urea cycle disorder
- Genetic mitochondrial disorder like Alpers disease
- History of depression, mental illness
- Suicidal thoughts or actions
- HIV or CMV (cytomegalovirus) infection
- Bleeding problems
- Alcohol abuse
- Kidney disease
- Brain disease like dementia
- Poor nutrition
Call the doctor at once if any of the following side effects are seen with Depakene.
- Hair loss
- Blurred or double vision
- Changes in menstrual periods
- Ringing in the ears
- Shakiness, tremors, unsteadiness
- Weight changes
- Suicidal thoughts or attempts
- Confusion, tiredness, cold feeling
- Easy bruising, unusual bleeding from nose, mouth or gums
- Purple or red pinpoint spots under the skin
- Worsening seizures
- Signs of inflammation
- Severe skin reaction
- Loss of appetite
- Vision problems
- Swelling of hands and feet
- Memory problems
- Sleep problems, insomnia
- Nausea, vomiting
- Diarrhea, constipation
- Stomach pain
- Fever, flu symptoms
Product Code: 9359
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