What is Divalproex?

The salt Divalproex is used for the treatment of Mood Disorders, Fits, Migraine Headache and other conditions.Detailed information related to Divalproex’s uses, side-effects, reviews, questions, interactions, and precautions is as follows:

Divalproex Uses

Divalproex is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Fits

Divalproex – Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur in medicines that contain Divalproex. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.

  • Loss Of Memory
  • Reduced Vision In One Or Both Eyes
  • Sore Throat
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Repetitive Movement Of The Eyes

Divalproex – Precautions & How to Use

Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

  • Alcohol abuse or dependence
  • Allergic
  • Avoid intake during pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Blood diseases
  • Brain problems
  • Cancer

Divalproex – Drug Interactions

If you take other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Divalproex may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. divalproex may interact with the following drugs and products:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Albuterol
  • Aripiprazole
  • Ascorbic acid
  • Aspirin
  • Atorvastatin

Divalproex – Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Divalproex is a contraindication. In addition, Divalproex should not be taken if you have the following conditions:

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Known urea cycle disorders

Divalproex – Frequently asked Questions

Is Divalproex safe to consume or apply when pregnant?

Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.

Is Divalproex safe while breastfeeding?

Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Can Divalproex be used for mood disorders and fits?

Yes, mood disorders and fits are among the most common reported uses for Divalproex. Please do not use Divalproex for mood disorders and fits without consulting first with your doctor. Click here to find out what other patients report as common uses for Divalproex.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when eating Divalproex medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if eating the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Divalproex. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.

Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?

Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government’s categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.

Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?

Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

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