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Depakote Capsules

Part of a class of drugs known as antipsychotics, Depakote® (divalproex sodium) is used for treating manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder and epileptic seizures. It is also approved for the prevention of migraines.
There are currently two different forms of Depakote: capsules and tablets. Both forms are "delayed-release," which means they have a special coating that prevents the drug from dissolving too early in the digestive tract (which can be irritating). The capsule form of Depakote is only available in one strength, while the tablet form comes in three strengths.
Depakote Sprinkle capsules can either be swallowed whole or opened up and the contents sprinkled on a spoonful of soft food (such as pudding or applesauce). Do not chew the contents, as each tiny bead has the delayed-release protective coating. Never stop taking Depakote without consulting your healthcare provider, as withdrawal symptoms could occur.
(Click Depakote to learn more about the uses, effects, and potential side effects of this prescription drug.)
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