The medicine Depakote ER is composed of Divalproex Sodium. This component in the medicine belongs to a class of drugs known as anti-epileptics. This medicine is known to be a stable coordination compound comprised of sodium valproate and valproic acid, which helps in treating manic episodes that is well associated with bipolar disorder, epilepsy, and migraine headaches like condition. This medicine is used for the treatment of manic episodes that is well associated with bipolar disorder alone or with other medicines for overcoming complex partial seizures in adults and children who re above 10 years of age, simple and complex absence seizures and also prevents migraine headaches like condition.
The medication Depakote ER in tablet form is to be consumed alone or in combination with some other solutions. This particular dosage is to be consumed as decided by the doctor so that you get the right amount for controlling symptoms.
Manufacturer: Abbott Laboratories
What Does It Do?
The medicine composed of Divalproex Sodium works well over complex partial seizures in adults and children who are above 10 years of age. It helps the simple and complex absence seizures, with or without some other seizure types. The medicine also helps in preventing migraine headache.
When the medicine Depakote ER is consumed as directed, it shall be converted into Valproic acid in the stomach where it is thought for working by boosting up the concentration of gamma-aminobutyric acid, which is referred as GABA in the brain. This neurotransmitter is required for the nerves to communicate with each other by simply enhancing the amount of GABA, which is the excited nerve impulses that turns to be calm. This treatment is beneficial for manic episodes as well as inhibiting the rapid firing of the neurons, which can simply incite a seizure.
This Depakote ER antiepileptic medication is available in the form of a conventional tablet for oral consumption. Dosages of the pill with Divalproex Sodium are available as follows:
• 125 mg: The low dosage pill is to be consumed once a day as directed by the doctor
• 250 mg: Take the pill with food for avoiding stomach upset exactly as prescribed by the doctor
• 500 mg: High dosage pill is to be consumed only once a day as directed by the doctor
Side Effects and Reactions:
Divalproex Sodium composed medicine Depakote ER might lead to some side effects like feeling lightheaded, being sleepy, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly. Do not drive and perform other tasks or actions that might need your alertness or have clear eyesight until you see how this medicine affects you. The medicine might cause you dizziness, hence rise slowly over a few minutes while sitting or lying down.