Common "Depakote" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Depakote, also called sodium valproate, is a mood stabilizer medication that works in the brain. It is used for manic depression (mania associated with bipolar disorder), epilepsy (seizures), and migraine headaches. It causes drowsiness, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, low platelet count, vomiting, tremors, hair loss, and tiredness.

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After taking Divalproex sodium for the last 2 years, I had no symptoms until a year ago. Should I continue the medication?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking 250 mg of Depakote daily for the past year to manage my bipolar symptoms. Initially, two years back, I started with a daily dose of 500 mg. Since then, I have not experienced any mood swings or depressive symptoms throughout the past year. I have a history of trauma ...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I have taken note of your mention that you have been on Depakote (Divalproex sodium) 250mg for a year, along with your past history of depression and previous use of Risperidone 1mg. I would like to understand whether y...  Read Full »

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