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Were you looking for information on Depakote? Depokote is a common misspelling of Depakote.
Depakote® (divalproex sodium) is a medication that is licensed to treat epilepsy and manic episodes, and to prevent migraine headaches. By increasing the amount of a certain brain chemical, the drug can stop or slow down abnormal brain signals that lead to seizures. Depakote is available by prescription and comes in the form of tablets and sprinkle capsules.
Some possible side effects of Depakote include dizziness, vomiting, and shakiness. Certain Depakote side effects, such as depression and unexplained bruising or bleeding, are more serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately. If you are stopping treatment with Depakote, it is not recommended that you abruptly stop taking the medicine, as this can increase your risk of withdrawal symptoms (the most significant Depakote withdrawal symptom being a seizure).
(Click Depakote for more information on how the drug works, suggestions on when and how to take the various Depakote products, and a list of general precautions and warnings to be aware of before starting treatment with the drug.)
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