Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER

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  • Contains / Salt: Divalproex (500 mg)
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    Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER Information

    Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. Epilepsy, Migraine are some of its major therapeutic uses. Secondary and off-label uses of Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER have also been mentioned below.

    The optimal dosage of Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

    Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER as well, which are listed below. These side effects of Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

    In addition, Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Mild for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER related warnings section.

    Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Depression, Liver Disease are examples of such conditions. Other contraindications of Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER have been discussed in the sections ahead.

    Besides this, Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

    In addition to the above precautions for Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



    Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER Benefits & Uses

    Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER 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

    Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER safe for pregnant women?


      Divaa has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Divaa without medical advice.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER safe during breastfeeding?


      Divaa has been seen to have minimal side effects on breastfeeding women.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER on the Kidneys?


      Divaa has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER on the Liver?


      Divaa may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER on the Heart?


      You can take Divaa without any fear of damage to the heart.

      Safe


    Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER

    • Is this Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER habit forming or addictive?


      Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER is not addictive in nature.

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


      You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER. So it is best to avoid driving.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but consume Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER only on doctor's advice.

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


      Yes, taking Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER can treat mental disorders.

      Yes

    Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER


      Taking Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER with food does not cause any problems.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER


      Consumption of alcohol and Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER together may have severe effects on your health.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Divaa OD 500 Tablet ER

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can Divaa cause constipation?

    Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    Yes, Divaa can cause constipation. It is a common side effect of this drug. However, the exact cause behind constipation is not known. If you are experiencing severe constipation after taking this drug, then please consult your doctor and follow his/her instructions.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Does Divaa cause weight fluctuations?

    Dr. Madhur Anand MBBS, MS , General Surgery

    Yes, Divaa 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 over 4 years ago

    Does Divaa cause dry mouth?

    Dr. Gaurav MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Divaa may cause dry mouth because it decreases the saliva secretion in your mouth. It is a common side effect of this drug. If you experience excessive dry mouth after taking this drug then try to keep yourself hydrated with juices, shakes and ample water.

    Question about 5 years ago

    How does Divaa work?

    Dr. Manoj Meena MBBS , General Physician

    Divaa works by relaxing the muscles of the body and suppressing abnormal activity of nerve cells in the brain through an increase in activity of a chemical messenger known as GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) by inhibiting the enzymes which are responsible for its decreased concentration of GABA in the brain. In this way Divaa provides Thus, relief from the seizure and mania associated with bipolar disorder.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Can I take Divaa with tramadol?

    Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, you can take Divaa with tramadol only on your doctor's advice because taking these drugs together might cause increase the risk of side effects such as difficulty concentrating, drowsiness, and confusion.



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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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