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What is divalproex prescribed for?
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Edward Smith
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Three main ones
It's used treating seizures, in bipolar disorder & treating migraine headaches.
The second & third one came long after it's development as a seizure medication. The most troubling side effects are weight gain, nausea, hair loss and liver irritation where the medication is detoxified. Liver toxicity is the most serious side effect & is reason to stop. Polycystic ovaries are thought to occur also.

In brief: Three main ones
It's used treating seizures, in bipolar disorder & treating migraine headaches.
The second & third one came long after it's development as a seizure medication. The most troubling side effects are weight gain, nausea, hair loss and liver irritation where the medication is detoxified. Liver toxicity is the most serious side effect & is reason to stop. Polycystic ovaries are thought to occur also.
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