Depakote ER (Divalproex ER)
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What is depakote er 500mg used for?Chemical Name DIVALPROEX (dye-VAL-pro-ex)
Depakote (Divalproex) ER
Depakote ER belongs to the anticonvulsant group of drugs. ER stands for “extended release,” signifying it is a long-acting drug. It means that it has to be given only once in 24 hours. It is a prescription drug and is used in the treatment of seizures like epilepsy. It is used to prevent migraine headaches. It has also been used to treat the manic phase of bipolar disorders.
You can buy Depakote ER easily from Canada Pharmacy and have it be directly delivered to you.
The active ingredient is Divalproex ER 500mg.
Take Divalproex ER medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not increase, decrease or alter its dose without consulting your physician. The usual dose is taken once a day or as directed by the physician. The dose should be taken with food if it causes stomach problems. Do not crush, chew or break the tablets. The tablet must be swallowed whole. Before stopping the drug, it should be tapered off gradually by 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.
In case of children, the use and dose of Depakote ER 500mg are determined by your doctor.
When deciding to use Depakote DR, the following conditions should be discussed with your doctor.
- Allergies to Depakote
- Kidney disease
- Brain disease like dementia
- Liver disease
- Alcohol abuse
- HIV or CMV infection
- Urea cycle disorder
- Mental illness
Immediately call your doctor if the following side effects appear.
- Cough, hoarseness
- 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
- Difficult or labored breathing
- Fever, chills
- Discomfort, illness
- 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
- Black tarry stools
- Bleeding gums
- Bloating or swelling of the face or limbs
- Rapid weight gain
- Changing moods
Product Code: 9282
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