Depakote 500 Mg Tablet

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  • Contains / Salt: Divalproex (500 mg)
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    • Country of Origin: India

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    Depakote 500 Mg Tablet Information

    Depakote 500 Mg Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Epilepsy, Migraine. Secondary and off-label uses of Depakote 500 Mg Tablet have also been mentioned below.

    Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Depakote 500 Mg Tablet. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

    While these are the most often observed Depakote 500 Mg Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Depakote 500 Mg Tablet are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

    It is also important to note that Depakote 500 Mg Tablet has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Mild effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Depakote 500 Mg Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Depakote 500 Mg Tablet related warnings section.

    Depakote 500 Mg Tablet can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Depakote 500 Mg Tablet in conditions like Depression, Liver Disease. Other contraindications of Depakote 500 Mg Tablet have been discussed in the sections ahead.

    Additionally, Depakote 500 Mg Tablet may also adversely react with other medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

    You should also be aware that Depakote 500 Mg Tablet is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



    Depakote 500 Mg Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Depakote 500 Mg Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Depakote 500 Mg Tablet Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Epilepsy
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg/kg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dose can be increased by 5 - 10 mg /kg/day every week until seizures are controlled.
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Epilepsy
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg/kg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dose can be increased by 5 - 10 mg /kg/day every week until seizures are controlled
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Mania
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 250 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: delayed-release tablet

    Depakote 500 Mg Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Depakote 500 Mg Tablet safe for pregnant women?


      Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Depakote. If you are pregnant, do not take Depakote without a doctor's advice.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Depakote 500 Mg Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


      Depakote may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Depakote 500 Mg Tablet on the Kidneys?


      Depakote may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Depakote 500 Mg Tablet on the Liver?


      Very few cases of side effects of Depakote on the liver have been reported.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Depakote 500 Mg Tablet on the Heart?


      Depakote is not harmful for the heart.

      Safe


    Depakote 500 Mg Tablet Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Depakote 500 Mg Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Depakote 500 Mg Tablet

    • Is this Depakote 500 Mg Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      Depakote 500 Mg Tablet does not cause addiction.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Depakote 500 Mg Tablet. So it is best to avoid driving.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Depakote 500 Mg Tablet is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      Depakote 500 Mg Tablet has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.

      Yes

    Depakote 500 Mg Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Depakote 500 Mg Tablet


      Taking Depakote 500 Mg Tablet with food does not cause any problems.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Depakote 500 Mg Tablet


      Taking alcohol with Depakote 500 Mg Tablet can be dangerous.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Depakote 500 Mg Tablet

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can Depakote cause memory loss?

    Dr. Piyush Malav MBBS, MS , General Surgery

    Yes, Depakote can cause reversible memory loss. All drugs that depress signaling in the CNS can cause reversible memory loss. If you experience memory loss after taking medicine, please consult your doctor immediately and follow his/her instructions.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can Depakote cause low blood pressure?

    Dr. Madhur Anand MBBS, MS , General Surgery

    Yes, Depakote causes low blood pressure (hypotension) in the patients who are taking it. However, the exact cause behind this is unknown. If you are experiencing dizziness or lightheadedness which is a symptom of low blood pressure after taking this drug, then please consult with your doctor.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Can I take Depakote with Paracetamol?

    Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, you can take Depakote with paracetamol (acetaminophen). No harmful interactions exist between them. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking these two drugs together then do not hesitate to discuss it with your doctor.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Does Depakote cause weight fluctuations?

    Dr. Madhur Anand MBBS, MS , General Surgery

    Yes, Depakote may cause weight fluctuations (weight gain or loss). It is a rare side effect of this drug. If you are experiencing unusual weight fluctuations after taking this drug, then you are advised to discuss it with your doctor without further delay.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Is Depakote safe to use?

    Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Depakote is safe to use, if taken in the prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, few side effects are observed at the therapeutic doses such as chest pain, dizziness, tremor, and confusion. Do not hesitate to inform your doctor if you are facing any of the above.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience



    References

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 418

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Depakote (divalproex sodium)

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Depakote Er (divalproex sodium)



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