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What are the side effects of taking divalproex drugs?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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