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What does Divalproex treat?

Divalproex is used to treat psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder, seizures and to prevent migraines. It works by restoring the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain. Your physician may use this to treat other ailments based on their discretion.

Dosage Instructions

Follow the Divalproex dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label.

Missed a dose?

Take it immediately once you remember. In case, this time is closer to the next dosage, skip it and get back to the prescribed schedule. Never take a double dose unless specifically instructed by your doctor.

Overdosed?

Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions must be considered before starting to take any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Divalproex is taken along with another drug or with particular foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine and so on which may interfere with the effect of Divalproex.

It may interact with:

  • Aspirin 
  • Topiramate
  • Warfarin

 It could also react with blood thinners. This is not an exhaustive list though.

Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.

Possible Side Effects

Divalproex does not have any major side effects and if any, they are minor and temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought. Side effects cannot be anticipated in advance.

Some of the side effects are diarrhea, blurred vision, constipation, weight changes, hair loss, drowsiness, ringing in the ears and tremors. This is not the complete list though.

In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.

What to ask your doctor before you start on Divalproex

  • Can I take Divalproex along with other drugs? 
  •  Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Divalproex?
  •  What is the dosage of Divalproex to be consumed? 
  •  How should I use Divalproex? 
  •  How will Divalproex work in my body? 
  •  How can the drug interactions and side effects of Divalproex be minimized or completely avoided?

Disclaimer

The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Divalproex is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.

 

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