Divalproex can cause drowsiness, dizziness, and blurred vision.
Take divalproex exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
Always carry your medication with you. Subjects weight within normal range according to normal values for Body Mass Index 18.
Do not stop using divalproex sodium suddenly, even if you feel fine. If your symptoms are severe, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room right away. Divalproex sodium can cause liver failure that may be fatal, especially in children under age 2 and in people with liver problems caused by certain genetic disorders.
Divalproex sodium oral tablet is available as the brand-name drugs Depakote delayed release and Depakote ER extended release. Symptoms can include drop in your body temperature to less than 95 F tiredness confusion coma slow, shallow breathing weak pulse slurred speech Allergic hypersensitivity reactions. Extreme drowsiness may cause you to eat or drink less than you normally would.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
Kidney failure can occur from an acute event or a chronic condition or disease.
Prolongation of the QTc interval has been associated with the ability to cause Torsades de pointes type arrhythmias, a potentially fatal polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, and sudden death.
Following these precautions can lower your risk of side effects.
Serum barbiturate concentrations should be obtained, if possible, and the barbiturate dosage decreased, if appropriate.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children. The effects of race on the kinetics of valproate have not been studied. Keep a list of them and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist each time you get a new medicine.