Depakote CAN Info and Uses
Depakote (Divalproex DR) CAN
Depakote generic name is Divalproex. DR stands for “delayed release,” signifying it is a relatively long-acting drug. It belongs to the group of anti-convulsants. It is a prescription drug and is used in the treatment of certain types of seizures like epilepsy. It has also been used to treat the manic phase of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). It also has a role in preventing migraine headaches.
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The active ingredient is Divalproex Sodium 500 mg.
Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not increase, decrease or alter its dose without consulting your physician. The dose will depend on the age, weight, medical condition and response to treatment by the patient. Frequent blood tests may be necessary when taking Depakote. Furthermore, the patient must wear a medical alert tag or carry an ID stating that he is on Depakote.
For adults the dosage is as follows;
- For seizures, the dose is 10mg to 15mg per kilogram of body weight per day.
- For mania, the dose is 750mg once a day.
- For migraine, the dose is 250mg twice a day.
In case of children, the use and dose of Depakote DR are determined by your doctor.
When deciding to use Depakote DR, the following conditions should be discussed with your doctor.
- Allergies to Depakote
- In children younger than 10 years
- Geriatric cases
- Liver disease
- Alcohol abuse
- Kidney disease
- Brain disease like dementia
- Poor nutrition
Immediately call your doctor if the following side effects appear.
- Black tarry stools
- Bleeding gums
- Bloating or swelling of the face or limbs
- Cough, hoarseness
- Difficult or labored breathing
- Fever, chills
- Joint pain
- Loss of appetite
- Lower back or side ache
- Muscle aches and pains
- Nausea, vomiting
- Painful or difficult urination
- Pinpoint red spots on the skin
- Rapid weight gain
- Changing moods
- Sleepiness, drowsiness
- Trouble sleeping
- Ringing in ears
- Runny nose
- Shakiness of limbs
- Sore throat
- Tingling or trembling of hands and feet
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
Product Code: 12389
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