Divalproex sodium affects chemicals in the body that may be involved in causing seizures. Divalproex sodium is used to treat various types of seizure disorders. Divalproex sodium is sometimes used together with other seizure medications. Divalproex sodium is also used to treat manic episodes related to bipolar disorder (manic depression), and to prevent migraine headaches. Divalproex sodium may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Depakote ER is used in the treatment of a variety if seizure disorder. Sometimes, the drug is used in conjunction with other seizure medications to achieve better results than when it is used on its own. Depakote ER is also used in the treatment of manic depression and prevents migraine headaches. It should not be used by anyone who is pregnant without an advice from the doctor. It has the ability to cause harm to the unborn child. Depakote should not be used by a patient who has a liver problem.
Depakote ER, which is also known as divalproex sodium, is a drug that is used for treating various types of seizure disorders. Depakote ER is sometimes used together with other seizure medications.
Depakote ER is also used for treating manic episodes related to bipolar disorder (manic depression) and to prevent migraine headaches. Depakote ER works by affecting the chemicals that are in the body which may be involved in causing seizures.
It is important to take your dosage as per the doctor’s advice. Contact your doctor immediately if there is any case of an overdose and if you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.