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Depakote for Children

Depakote® (divalproex sodium) is a prescription drug licensed for the treatment of epileptic seizures and mania associated with bipolar disorder. It is also approved for preventing migraine headaches.
Healthcare providers can prescribe Depakote for children as young as 10 years old for the treatment of complex partial seizures and children as young as 16 years old for preventing migraine headaches. Although an exact age range is not given, the drug is also approved to treat absence seizures in children. Depakote is not approved to treat mania in children.
Talk with your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using this medication in children.
(Click Depakote Uses to learn more about the approved uses for Depakote, for information on how the medication works, and to find out whether this drug is used for off-label purposes.)
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