What are the side effects of Depakote ER?

What are the side effects of Depakote ER?

Diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, hair loss, blurred/double vision, change in menstrual periods, ringing in the ears, shakiness (tremor), unsteadiness, weight changes may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

How does Depakote ER make you feel?

Divalproex sodium may cause some people to be agitated, irritable, or display other abnormal behaviors. It may also cause some people to have suicidal thoughts and tendencies or to become more depressed.

How common are Depakote side effects?

Adverse Reaction Depakote (n = 89) Placebo (n = 97)
Nausea 22% 15%
Somnolence 19% 12%
Dizziness 12% 4%
Vomiting 12% 3%

How long does it take for Depakote side effects to go away?

Most common side effects, including nausea and tiredness, will improve after two to four months of taking Depakote.

How long does it take for Depakote ER to kick in?

Tablets take 4 hours to reach a peak, Depakote sprinkles take just over three. Food can delay the absorption of Depakote (food has a more significant effect on the tablets compared with the sprinkles). It may take several weeks of regular dosing before an effect on mood or seizure frequency is reported.

What is the difference between Depakote and Depakote ER?

The “ER” in Depakote ER stands for Extended Release. Available in two strengths, Depakote ER contains the same active ingredient as Depakote Delayed-Release Tablets but it is designed to slowly deliver the medication over a 24-hour period. This means that Depakote ER only has to be taken once a day.

Are there long-term side effects from Depakote?

Common side effects of Depakote include: abdominal pain, asthenia, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, and anorexia. Other side effects include: abnormality in thinking, alopecia, ataxia, nystagmus disorder, tremor, weight loss, fever, and skin rash. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

Does Depakote ER cause stomach problems?

Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms: severe stomach pain that you may also feel in your back, nausea or vomiting that does not go away. Like other antiepileptic drugs, DEPAKOTE may cause suicidal thoughts or actions in a very small number of people, about 1 in 500.

What does Depakote make you feel like?

Depakote may be used to prevent seizures, treat bipolar disorder or prevent migraines. The most common side effects with Depakote are headache, change in appetite, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, hair loss, nausea, insomnia, weight changes.

Does Depakote ER cause liver damage?

Depakote can cause liver failure that may be fatal, especially in children under age 2 and in people with liver problems caused by certain genetic disorders. You should not use Depakote if you have liver disease, a urea cycle disorder, low platelet counts, or a genetic disorder such as Alpers’ disease or Alpers-Huttenlocher syndrome.

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