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Depakote is a prescription medicine that is used for treating epilepsy and manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder. It is also approved to help prevent migraine headaches. Depakote, which is available in the form of tablets and sprinkle capsules, is a delayed-release drug. Some possible side effects of the medication include nausea or vomiting, drowsiness, shakiness, and headaches.

What Is Depakote?

Depakote® (divalproex sodium) is a prescription medication used to treat the following conditions:
 
There are several different Depakote products available. This article refers to regular Depakote delayed-release tablets and Depakote® Sprinkle capsules. For information on the long-acting form, see Depakote ER® (divalproex ER).
 
(Click Depakote Uses for more information on what the drug is used for, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Who Makes Depakote?

It is made by Abbott Pharmaceuticals.
 
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