People who take too much of the medication may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Heart block (a problem with the electrical system of the heart)
- Loss of life.
If you happen to overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Depakote Overdose for more information.)
The medicine should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. You should store the tablets and capsules in an airtight container.
Keep Depakote and all other medications out of the reach of children.
If you do not take your dose as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you miss any of your Depakote doses, as this information may be helpful in adjusting your dosage.
Depakote delayed-release tablets are available in three strengths:
Delayed-release Depakote capsules are available in one strength -- Depakote Sprinkle 125 mg capsules.
Currently, there are generic versions of the drug licensed for sale (see Generic Depakote).