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What are the side effects of taking divalproex drugs?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Depakote side effect: Divalproex is metabolized to valproic acid which can cause stomach upset. Higher doses can be associated with weight gain and tremors. The benefits for patients with bipolar, migraines and seizures are greater than most side effects pts have. I often will use lower doses to keep side effects down and add an additional med such as lithium to boost the benefits.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Side effects: Depakote side effects are tremors, inc. Weight, leg cramps, ataxia, swelling of face, hair loss, irregular menses in females, rash. Zoloft (sertraline) side effects are restlessness & diarrhea.
Last updated Aug 25, 2018


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