Depakote

Active Ingredient(s): Valproic Acid, Divalproex Sodium
FDA Approved: * March 10, 1983
Pharm Company: * ABBOTT
Category: Migraine / Tension Headache

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Depakote Overview

Valproate (VPA), and its valproic acid, sodium valproate, and valproate semisodium forms, are medications primarily used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder and to prevent migraine headaches.[1] They are useful for the prevention of seizures in those with absence seizures, partial seizures, and generalized seizures.[1] They can be given intravenously or by mouth.[1] Long and short acting formulations of tablets exist.[1] Commo...

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Depakote 500mg and Clozapine 200mg

I'm trying to see if I can pay a cheaper price for two different meds, depakote and clozapine? It would help me out a lot to pay less money. Thank you for taking the time to help me out and answer my questions. ## Hi Matheau, You may wish to consider trying a free pharmacy coupon such as the one MedsChat offers here: Rx Savings Card. It can reportedly save anywhere from 15-75% off the cost of your prescriptions and is recognized at over 60,000 pharmacies across the US. Another option is to ask your doctor or pharmacist about patient assistance programs, where they would cover the cost of your medication if you're financially struggling. However, I believe approval is based upon your annual income and not all drug manufacturers offer such support. Nevertheless, it may be worth lo...

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Milligrams to Milliliters - What is the accurate conversion (dose)?

Normally my daughter takes 1500 milligrams (three 500 mg tabs) of Depakote 2 x per day, however today the pharmacy gave me an eye dropper and "LIQUID" form. The label reads in milliliters so I do not know how many drops to give her? ## Did they not put an amount on the prescription? The should have provided you with an appropriate amount to give her, so you don't have to convert it yourself. If they didn't, you should contact them and ask why they did not do so. No one online can give you answer without knowing the dosage of the liquid, and other specifics. This medication is most commonly used to help prevent seizures. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood changes, and weight changes. However, if you can post back...

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Cutting a Divalproex 500 mg tablet in half

My sister mixed up her 250 mg am dose of Depakote and her 500 mg pm dose of Depakote this morning. She's waiting for her script to be refilled for her am dosage. Can she cut the 500 mg pill in half so she's not overdosing herself?? ## Hello, Brandy! How is your sister doing? What are the markings on the tablets? I need this information to check and see if they are time released, or are safe to cut. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, hair loss and blurry vision. ## My acid is low and my Dr. told me to take one tablet and cut the other in half. I have been sick ever since. Is this natural

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debracoat

seizer medicine ## Are you possibly referring to Depakote? The FDA lists it as containing Valproic Acid, and it is used to prevent seizures, but also some mood disorders. Its typical side effects as listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood changes, and weight changes. Can you please double check and post back?

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Depakote stopped working?

I've been taking Depakote for 11 years and went off of it for 3 months. That was not good. Been back on for 2 months. I just don't feel right. Still side effects of headaches, nervous and some anxiety and aches. Could it be that it stopped working? Or something else? Thanks. ## Were you taking it as a mood stabilizer due to being bipolar or did you use it as anti-convulsant? Did you taper off when you stopped or did you just go cold turkey? It could be that you're brain had been "rewiring" itself so to speak, and now it's back in the process of changing again. So it might just be something that will pass as your brain readjusts to it. ## It’s for anxiety and mania. But it’s been like 3 months. It’s working for the worst but I’m just off. M...

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Bad Reaction To Depakote

My daughters Dr. put her on depakote and it made her very mean and she wanted to jump on me and her sister. She is not a violent person. I called 911 and held her down till help got her. The police took her to jail even after I begged them to take her to the hospital and it was caused by a reaction from a new med her Dr. put her on. Now she has a domestic violence charge and had to stay in jail overnight and now has to be on probation, go to anger management classes and pay court costs. Is there anyway to get these things off her record? She doesn't even remember what happened. I did not press charges and neither did her sister. She also has a 2 y/o daughter and is a very good mother. She, her sister and her daughter live with me. I'm having to pay the court costs, the anger man...

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Depakote withdrawal or side effects

Hi, I've been taking depkote. I recently stopped taking it because I lost my doc. I've been have like these jerking in the hands legs head everywhere. they're like little seizures, also light sensitivity and I get scared like out of my pants if someone surprises me. it's really freaking me out. is this going to stop? is there anything I can do to help it? I read somewhere that if you started taking it for bipolar that if you stop you could get seizures or have this happen. can anyone help please! ## Is there anyone out there that could give me some insight on depkote withdrawal? Is there anything I can take otc to help? Thanks! ## If you stop an anticonvulsant abruptly, it does create the risk of seizures, even if that's not what you were taking it to treat. And no, ...

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Is Depakote the same as Neurontin?

Is depakote similar to neurontin? Can an individual just abruptly stop taking this mood stabilizer because they feel they don't need it without replacing it with something else? Does this cause weight gain? ## They both treat the same types of conditions and no, you shouldn't stop either one abruptly, because it could create the risk of seizures. Stopping one doesn't usually cause weight gain, but it can be a side effect of taking them. Other side effects may include nausea, mood swings and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Just needing to know if Depakote and Neurontin work basically the same? I realize neither should be stopped abruptly. But, my question is, do they both work in the same ways? ## These are two different compounds that work in two entire...

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What Does The DR Mean On A Prescription

I want to know what DR means after the prescription name. The pill is Divaloprex DR 500 mgs. ## It stands for delayed release, designating it as a time released formulation, rather than one that released all of the medication, at once. Other commonly used abbreviations for this can include SR, XR and several others. Divalproex, also known as Valproate Semisodium and is most commonly used to treat the manic episodes associated with Bipolar disorder. Side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, weight changes and decreased coordination. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with? ## Bipolar youth is significantly more agitated, upset, looking sad, when given depakote med 500 mg. without the DR on label. I have left a message at new clinic, but receptionist says it shouldn't af...

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Abbott

White oblong tablet with flat sides from Abott has HF print ## Abbott list this tablet as being a 250mg Depakote ER tablet, which contains the active ingredient Divalproex, it is most commonly used to prevent seizures, but may also help with some mood disorders. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood changes, and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Valproic Acid, Divalproex Sodium
  • Capsule: 250mg
  • Capsule, Delayed Rel Pellets: eq 125mg valproic acid
  • Capsule, Delayed Release : 125mg
  • Capsule, Delayed Release: 250mg, 500mg
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 250mg
  • Injection: 100mg/ml, 500mg/5ml
  • Syrup: 250mg/5ml
  • Tablet, Delayed Release: 125mg, 250mg, 500mg, eq 125mg valproic acid, eq 250mg valproic acid, eq 500mg valproic acid
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 250mg, 500mg, eq 250mg valproic acid, eq 500mg valproic acid
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Depakote: (23 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0074-3826 24 Hr Depakote 250 mg Extended Release Tablet by Abbvie Inc.
  • 0074-6114 Depakote 125 mg Enteric Coated Capsule by Abbvie Inc.
  • 0074-6212 Depakote 125 mg Enteric Coated Tablet by Abbvie Inc.
  • 0074-6214 Depakote 250 mg Enteric Coated Tablet by Abbvie Inc.
  • 0074-6215 Depakote 500 mg Enteric Coated Tablet by Abbvie Inc.
  • 0074-7126 24 Hr Depakote 500 mg Extended Release Tablet by Abbvie Inc.
  • 21695-163 24 Hr Depakote 500 mg Extended Release Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-359 24 Hr Depakote 250 mg Extended Release Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 24236-225 Depakote 250 mg Oral Tablet, Delayed Release by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 24236-771 Depakote 500 mg Oral Tablet, Delayed Release by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 49999-941 Depakote 250 mg Enteric Coated Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 52125-988 Depakote 500 mg Oral Tablet, Delayed Release by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 54868-1208 Depakote 250 mg Enteric Coated Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-2543 Depakote 125 mg Enteric Coated Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-2544 Depakote 500 mg Enteric Coated Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4959 24 Hr Depakote 500 mg Extended Release Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-5525 24 Hr Depakote 250 mg Extended Release Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55154-0113 Depakote 125 mg Enteric Coated Capsule by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-2359 Depakote 500 mg Enteric Coated Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 61786-125 Depakote 250 mg Oral Tablet, Delayed Release by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 3 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Valproic Acid, Divalproex Sodium or a similar ingredient: (6 results)

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