A 28-year-old male asked:
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please describe the medication: divalproex?

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Dr. Mohammad Homsi
32 years experience Neurology
VALPORIC ACID: Divalproex, is a seizure medicine, the generic name is valporic acid, it has been in the market as an antiseizure medicine for long time, it is a good medicine, helps to control almost all types of common seizures, partial, generalized, absence, myoclonic, atonic, ..Etc.It can be used as a mood stabilizer in psychiatric patients. It has adverse effects on the liver, platelet counts and obesity.
Answered on Jun 19, 2016
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Dr. Wesley Dennis
26 years experience Neurology
Depakote: Divalproex is commonly known as depakote. This a drug used to control seizures, but it is also given to prevent migraines. It can have various side effects such as weight gain, tremors, and elevated liver function enzymes. It could also promote birth defects so you have to be extra careful if taking this during pregnancy.
Answered on Jan 27, 2013

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Depakote: Nope, unless you specifically ask for Depakote level.

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