Depakote Side Effects
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Your Depakote Side Effect submission can play a very important role. Reporting your experience could help identify an unknown risk and inform other patients and health care professionals.
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It is very important to keep track of all side effects and discuss them with your doctor. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.
Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Alternative DEPAKOTE Names:DIVALPROE
Active Ingredient: DIVALPROE
Side Effects reported to FDA: 2502. View Depakote Adverse Reports
Reported deaths: 114
Reported hospitalizations: 699
Depakote / Depakene / Depacon (divalproex sodium / valproic acid / valproate sodium)
Audience: Neuropsychiatric healthcare professionals
FDA and Abbott strengthened the CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS sections of the label for Depakote Tablets, Depakote ER Tablets, Depakote Sprinkle Capsules, Depakene Capsules and Syrup and Depacon for Injection. Healthcare professionals were informed that hyperammonemic encephalopathy, sometimes fatal, has been reported following initiation of valproate therapy in patients with urea cycle disorders [UCD], a group of uncommon genetic abnormalities. Patient criteria to consider in evaluation for UCD prior to initiation of valproate therapy are offered.
[June, 2002 - Letter - Abbott]
Depakote Adverse Reactions
Convulsion ( 259 Reports)|Alopecia ( 147 Reports)|Weight Increased ( 147 Reports)|Somnolence ( 124 Reports)|Tremor ( 123 Reports)|Nausea ( 96 Reports)|Fall ( 94 Reports)|Headache ( 89 Reports)|Dizziness ( 88 Reports)|Vomiting ( 88 Reports)|Fatigue ( 81 Reports)|Depression ( 80 Reports)|Confusional State ( 78 Reports)|Diarrhoea ( 76 Reports)|Abnormal Behaviour ( 74 Reports)|Thrombocytopenia ( 74 Reports)|Pancreatitis ( 73 Reports)|Feeling Abnormal ( 60 Reports)|Insomnia ( 60 Reports)|Aggression ( 59 Reports)|Rash ( 58 Reports)|Product Substitution Issue ( 57 Reports)|Ammonia Increased ( 55 Reports)|Hyperammonaemia ( 55 Reports)|Coma ( 54 Reports)|Agitation ( 53 Reports)|Asthenia ( 52 Reports)|Abdominal Pain ( 47 Reports)|Anxiety ( 47 Reports)|Dyspnoea ( 47 Reports)|