Depakote Drug

Important Information about Depakote


  • Depakote generic name is divalproex sodium
  • Depakote is used in the treatment of seizure disorders, manic phase of bipolar disorders and migraine headaches
  • It must be stored at room temperature and keep away from moisture and heat
  • Inform your doctor in advance if you have any blood clotting disorder, any history of head injury, brain disorder, or coma, HIV or CMV

Side Effects of Depakote are:

  • Unexplained weakness with vomiting and confusion or fainting
  • Easy bruising or bleeding, blood in your urine
  • Fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash
  • Fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms
  • Urinating less than usual
  • Hallucinations
  • Extreme drowsiness, lack of coordination
  • Double vision or back-and-forth movements of the eyes

Less serious Depakote side effects may include:

  • Mild drowsiness or weakness
  • Diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach
  • Depression, anxiety, or other emotional changes
  • Changes in your menstrual periods
  • Enlarged breasts
  • Tremor
  • Hair loss
  • Weight changes
  • Vision changes
  • Unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth