Negative Effects of Depakote
A number of people taking Depakote® (divalproex sodium) have reported experiencing certain negative effects. Depakote, like any other medication, can cause side effects. Some of the most common problems that have been reported with this drug include nausea, insomnia, diarrhea, and hair loss.
This medication has also been reported to cause a number of potentially dangerous complications. Depakote can cause depression, inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), liver problems, and serious allergic reactions. It is generally recommended to avoid this medicine altogether if you have severe liver disease.
(Click Depakote Side Effects and Depakote Warnings and Precautions for more information about the negative effects of Depakote, to find out who else should avoid taking this drug, and to learn about other possible side effects of the medicine.)