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What is divalproex prescribed for?

What is divalproex prescribed for?

Multiple purposes: Brand name depakote, generic valproate (divalproex) was introduced as an anticonvulsant. It has other uses. One is as a mood stabilizer in bipolar disorder. Another use is as migraine prophylaxis. Yet another use is (off-label) treatment of neuropathic pain. ...Read more

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Divalproex (Definition)

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, ...Read more


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I am not sure if I have cluster headaches but I was prescribed divalproex 500mg and naproxen 500mg to take 1 tablet each in the morning and sumatriptan 50mg if the headaches counted. The headaches are coming 4 times a day lasting 15-30 if I take sumatript

I am not sure if I have cluster headaches but I was prescribed divalproex 500mg and naproxen 500mg to take 1 tablet each in the morning and sumatriptan 50mg if the headaches counted. The headaches are coming 4 times a day lasting 15-30 if I take sumatript

You question: (unfortunately) was not completed...You are the right age for clusters (but the "wrong" sex it's more common in males) CLUSTER HEADACHE (unfortunately) does not consistently respond to anti-migraine medications. You should be followed by a Headache Specialist/Neurologist for what appears to be chronic migraine. (BOTOX most recently has been helpful) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Psychiatrist prescribed clonazepam, paroxetine, fluoxetine, divalproex sodium and promethazine chlorhydrate. All together! can they really be mixed?

Psychiatrist prescribed clonazepam, paroxetine, fluoxetine, divalproex sodium and promethazine chlorhydrate. All together! can they really be mixed?

Sister in Emergency!: Call 911. Get sister to emergency room now! the meds all have sedative properties, and can, create heart rhythm disturbances this combination can be lethal especially if she stops breathing or vomits and loses her open breathing tube. Clear it.Her judgment is impaired. Take meds & control. How many she has taken? What about alcohol? Will be hlpful to docs in er. Pls watch breathng. ...Read more

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What is divalproex? What is it for?

Divalproex: is used in the treatment of seizures and mood stabilization in bipolar disorders. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: divalproex?

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. ...Read more

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I think i had an alergic reaction to divalproex/m 473, help?

Discuss: Discuss with the prescribing physician to learn if your reaction is an expected potential side effect or a possible immune mediated "rejection-type" reaction. If there is still question, consultation with an Allergist can help. Unfortunately, the wide range of possible reactions/side effects makes it impossible to comment without more information. ...Read more

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Depakote (Definition)

Depakote is the brand name for a medication known as valproic acid. It is most commonly used to treat seizures, though it can also be used as a mood stabilizer in certain psychiatric disorders. It is used to treat multiple seizure types and can be used alone or with other seizure medications if needed. Common side effects include nausea, dizziness, ...Read more