Depakote 250mg Tablet 15'S

Epilepsy/Convulsion Rx required

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MRP ₹163.35
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INTRODUCTION

DEPAKOTE 250MG contains Divalproex sodium which belongs to a class of drugs called anti-epileptics. It is a stable coordination compound comprised of sodium valproate and valproic acid used to treat manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder, epilepsy, and migraine headaches. It is used to treat manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder alone or with other medicines to treat complex partial seizures in adults and children above 10 years of age, simple and complex absence seizures and prevents migraine headaches.

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has directed you. Do not stop or change your dose of this medicine without talking to your doctor. Before using it, tell your doctor if you have or had heart problems, kidney or liver disease, difficulty urinating, depression, or suicidal thoughts. Many other medicines can interfere with it and some should not be taken together so tell your doctor all the medicines you are taking to make sure it is safe.

USES OF DEPAKOTE 250MG

  • Complex partial seizures in adults and children above 10 years of age
  • Simple and complex absence seizures, with or without other seizure types
  • Prevent migraine headache

HOW DEPAKOTE 250MG WORKS

DEPAKOTE 250MG is an antiepileptic medication which controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has directed you. Do not stop or change your dose of this medicine without talking to your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.

SIDE EFFECTS OF DEPAKOTE 250MG

SERIOUS

  • red or purple spots on your skin, bruising, bleeding from your mouth, teeth or nose (low blood count)
  • feeling tired and changes in mental status
  • low body temperature (hypothermia)
  • fever, skin rash, hives, sores in your mouth, blistering and peeling of your skin, swelling of your lymph nodes, swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue, or throat, trouble swallowing or breathing.
  • drowsiness or sleepiness (elderly)

COMMON

  • nausea, vomiting
  • headache
  • weakness
  • tremor
  • stomach pain
  • blurry vision and double vision
  • diarrhea
  • increased appetite, loss of appetite
  • weight gain
  • hair loss
  • problems with walking or coordination 

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Feeling sick (nausea) or indigestion:

Stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy foods.

Drowsiness or dizziness:

Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.

Diarrhoea:

Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. ORS should be used to prevent dehydration.

Abdominal pain:

Place a warm bottle or heated bag on your abdomen. Soak in a warm bath. Drink plenty of clear fluids and water.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

DEPAKOTE 250MG should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

BREASTFEEDING

DEPAKOTE 250MG should be used with caution in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

DEPAKOTE 250MG may cause drowsiness or dizziness. Do not drive or handle any machines while taking this medicine.

ALCOHOL

Drinking alcohol should be avoided as it can increase some of the side effects and can also increase your risk of seizures.

ALLERGY

Do not take if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to divalproex sodium, valproic acid, sodium valproate or any other ingredients in this medicine.

OTHERS

Tell your doctor if you have or had a condition such as,

  • genetic problem caused by a mitochondrial disorder (e.g. Alpers-Huttenlochersyndrome)
  • depression, mood problems, suicidal thoughts or behavior changes
  • any other medical conditions

INTERACTIONS

Talk to your doctor, if you are taking,

  • Anti-psychotic drugs
  • Tolbutamide
  • Warfarin (used to treat blood clot)
  • Zidovudine
  • Oral contraceptives

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Divalproex
Pharmacological Category :   Anticonvulsant
Therapeutic Indication :  

Epilepsy, Manic episodes associated with Bipolar disorder, Prophylaxis of migraine headache

Dosage Forms :   Tablet, capsule, Oral solution

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT DEPAKOTE 250MG

Does DEPAKOTE 250MG make you sleepy?

Yes. It may make you feel sleepy. Avoid driving or other work that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.

Is DEPAKOTE 250MG a mood stabilizer?

Yes, it can sometimes be used as a mood stabilizer. It is given in patients who experience rapid changes in their mood. It works by calming the hyperactivity of the brain during mood changes.

What happens if I stop taking DEPAKOTE 250MG?

Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your physician. Suddenly stopping the medication may lead to recurrence of symptoms or irritability, anxiety, dizziness and tremors.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi MD. Drugs acting on central nervous system. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology 7th ed. New Delhi, May 2013. Page – 418.

2. Jonathan M Meyer. Pharmacotherapy of psychosis and Mania. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. Page – 447.

3. Steven C Stoner and Megan M Dahmen. Extended-release divalproex in bipolar and other psychiatric disorders: A comprehensive review: Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment. Dec 2007; [Accessed on Oct 3, 2020] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2656326/

4. Abbott Laboratories, 1983, U.S. Food & Drug Administration; [Revised on Oct 2011] [Accessed Oct 3, 2020] https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/018723s037lbl.pdf

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Depakote 250mg Tablet 15'S

Depakote 250mg Tablet 15'S Mfr: Sanofi India Limited

M.R.P.: Rs.163.35
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