Depakote (valproic acid)


Valproic Acid (or DEPAKOTE®) is mainly prescribed to treat epilepsybipolar disorder, and migraine headaches.

Status: ACTIVE

Class: Mood Stabilizer

FDA Approval: 2002

Dosage Forms: 125 mg, 250 mg, 500 mg

Biological Half-life: 9-16 hours

Side Effects: Dizziness, dry mouth, blurry vision, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, weakness, constipation, indigestion, flu-like symptoms, insomnia, rash, headache, appetite changes

Serious Risks: Should NOT be used during pregnancy

Routes of Administration: Oral, IV

Pregnancy Category: X (US)

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