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Drug Class: Anticonvulsant – Carboxylic Acid Derivatives · Bipolar Therapy Agents – Anticonvulsant Type

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Do not use. This medication may be harmful to an unborn child.

May Treat: · · · · and more

Brand Names: · · ·

Drug Class: Anticonvulsant – Carboxylic Acid Derivatives · Bipolar Therapy Agents – Anticonvulsant Type

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Do not use. This medication may be harmful to an unborn child.

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

Driving: May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Use caution

PrecautionsPrecautions

  • Important to read patient package insert& med guide
  • Call MD if lethargic, no appetite, vomiting & weak
  • Tell Dr if abdominal pain mild to severe, or nausea
  • Important to read patient package insert& med guide
  • Call MD if lethargic, no appetite, vomiting & weak
  • Tell Dr if abdominal pain mild to severe, or nausea
  • Do not get pregnant
  • Use effective birth control.
  • Swallow whole. Do not break/chew/crush/dissolve
  • May make you drowsy or dizzy. Drive with caution
  • Immediately report to MD any thoughts of suicide.
  • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor

What are side effects of Valproic Acid?Any warnings while using Valproic Acid?Does Valproic Acid interact with any drugs?Is Valproic Acid contraindicated for any condition?How to use Valproic Acid?What if you missed a dose of Valproic Acid?

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Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

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  • People also askIs valproic acid and Depakote the same?Is valproic acid and Depakote the same?Depakote (divalproex sodium, sodium valproate, and valproic acid) is an anticonvulsant (anti-seizure) medication that is also used as a mood stabilizer in the treatment of bipolar disorder. Depakene contains the same medication—the difference is that Depakote is coated, which is thought to decrease some of the gastrointestinal side effects.

    Precautions

    • Important to read patient package insert& med guide
    • Call MD if lethargic, no appetite, vomiting & weak
    • Tell Dr if abdominal pain mild to severe, or nausea
    • Important to read patient package insert& med guide
    • Call MD if lethargic, no appetite, vomiting & weak
    • Tell Dr if abdominal pain mild to severe, or nausea
    • Do not get pregnant
    • Use effective birth control.
    • Swallow whole. Do not break/chew/crush/dissolve
    • May make you drowsy or dizzy. Drive with caution
    • Immediately report to MD any thoughts of suicide.
    • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor

    What are side effects of Valproic Acid?Any warnings while using Valproic Acid?Does Valproic Acid interact with any drugs?Is Valproic Acid contraindicated for any condition?How to use Valproic Acid?What if you missed a dose of Valproic Acid?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?Is valproic acid and Depakote the same? Depakote (divalproex sodium, sodium valproate, and valproic acid) is an anticonvulsant (anti-seizure) medication that is also used as a mood stabilizer in the treatment of bipolar disorder. Depakene contains the same medication—the difference is that Depakote is coated, which is thought to decrease some of the gastrointestinal side effects.

    Is Depakene valproic acid? Depakene (valproic acid) is indicated for use as sole and adjunctive therapy in the treatment of simple and complex absence seizures, and adjunctively in patients with multiple seizure types which include absence seizures.

    Is valproic acid Depakote? Depakote is the brand name for valproic acid. The discovery of the effects of valproic acid was a completely serendipitous one [1]. Valproic acid is a fatty acid, originally created by American chemists in 1881 and used as an industrial and pharmaceutical solvent.

    How effective is Depakote for depression? 43 Depakote users have rated its effectiveness for Depression. Overall ratings: 3/5. Long term ratings: 3.3/5. This is a reivew of how effective Depakote (divalproex sodium) is for Depression and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe and is updated continuously.

    What drug class is valproic acid?

    What drug class is valproic acid? Valproic Acid. In the US, Valproic Acid (valproic acid systemic) is a member of the drug class fatty acid derivative anticonvulsants and is used to treat Bipolar Disorder, Cluster-Tic Syndrome, Epilepsy, Hyperekplexia, Mania, Migraine Prevention, Schizoaffective Disorder, Seizure Prevention and Seizures.

    What conditions does valproic acid treat? Valproic acid is also used to treat mania (episodes of frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). It is also used to prevent migraine headaches but not to relieve headaches that have already begun.

    Is valproic acid a controlled substance? When treating migraine: Not for use in pregnancy. Valproic acid 250 mg is not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

    Is valproic acid an anticonvulsant? Valproic acid is an anticonvulsant that works in the brain tissue to stop seizures. Valproic acid is also used to treat the manic phase of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness), and helps prevent migraine headaches. Valproic acid is available only with your doctor’s prescription.